Heart Disease Set to Explode in China

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of mortality in China, accounting for almost 40% of deaths every year. A recent study has shown that more than 70% of Chinese have poor cardiovascular health, while hundreds of millions of Chinese are clinically hypertensive. Heart disease in China is caused in large part by rising obesity, a high smoking rate, lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits.

Due to the rising incidence of heart disease, demand for cardiovascular devices is skyrocketing in China. Doctors are increasingly opting for advanced interventional cardio devices instead of surgery for their patients. As China becomes wealthier, a fast growing number of people are able to afford medical devices and pharmaceuticals to treat this epidemic of cardiovascular disease.