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Rheumatic heart disease among adults in a mining community of Papua, Indonesia: findings from an occupational cohort

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a significant cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in developing countries such as Indonesia. Yet, despite being one of the most readily preventable chronic diseases, RHD has received scant research or policy attention, particularly in South-East Asia.

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The journal welcomes manuscripts with a focus on the Asia Pacific or other developing regions of the world. Original research, reviews, viewpoints and images are all welcomed. 
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Interactive clinical cases

Heart Asia will be publishing a series of interactive clinical cases on its new blog to objectively explore variations in clinical practice in developing countries. Two different expert opinions will be presented and readers will be encouraged to vote on their preferred clinical approach and add comments. The first case is on mitral valve disease - should the patient receive a mechanical or a tissue valve? 

Introduction to the series >>

First case: mitral valve disease >>

In The News

Recent Western blood pressure guidelines may boost stroke risk in Asian patients.

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Meet the Editor

Watch the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Ganesan Karthikeyan discuss the relaunch and new aims and scope of the journal.

New editorial team >>

Editorial outlining the new vision for the journal >>