Isolated systolic hypertension in Asia

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2021 Mar;23(3):467-474. doi: 10.1111/jch.14111. Epub 2020 Nov 29.


Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the most common type of essential hypertension in the elderly and young adults. With rapid industrialization and population aging, the prevalence of ISH in Asia will rise substantially. Asian populations have distinct epidemiological features, risk factors and are especially vulnerable to ISH. There is a pressing need for Asian countries to formulate their unique strategies for control of ISH. In this review, we focus on the (1) epidemiology and pathophysiology, (2) risk factors and impact on outcomes, and (3) treatment goal and strategy for ISH in Asia.

Keywords: Asia; hypertension; isolated systolic hypertension.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Asia / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Hypertension* / diagnosis
  • Hypertension* / drug therapy
  • Hypertension* / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Systole
  • Young Adult