Introduction: As a nation undergoing rapid economic transition, Vietnam is also faced with a transition is relation to major public health challenges such as increasing rates of cardiovascular disease including stroke, hypertension and heart failure. Community-based population data on hypertension and heart failure prevalence are limited. The aim of the current study was to determine, in a randomly selected sub-group of participants involved in a large epidemiological survey, the prevalence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in a community setting.
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