Heart Failure – Geographic Focus: China – Heart failure | China In-Depth | China

Heart failure presents a major public health burden in China. With a rapidly rising urban population and a growing trend of unhealthy lifestyle, heart failure is expected to affect a sizeable population of the country. The treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) is dominated by older, cost-effective generic drugs; however, we expect the growing uptake of recently approved SGLT-2 inhibitors—canagliflozin (Janssen’s Invokana), dapagliflozin (AstraZeneca’s Farxiga), and empagliflozin (Eli Lilly’s Jardiance)—will lead the heart failure market to grow significantly during the forecast period. Nonetheless, a significant unmet need will continue to exist for patients with chronic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HF-pEF)—where treatment options are limited—representing an opportunity for drug developers in this space. In addition, the ongoing reforms in the regulatory and A&R landscape of China are expected to encourage MNCs to enter the heart failure market.


•How large are China’s drug-treatable acute and chronic heart failure patient populations, and how will the drug-treatment rates change during the forecast period?
•What are the most commercially relevant drugs in China’s heart failure market and why? What are interviewed experts’ insights into current treatment options? Which clinical needs remain unfulfilled?
•What are the key market access considerations for key therapies in the heart failure pipeline in China? What sales/uptake could they secure in heart failure?
•What are the key drivers and constraints in the Chinese heart failure market, and how will the market evolve over the forecast period?


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Primary research

Country-specific qualitative and quantitative insights driven by 5 thought-leader interviews and surveys with 50 cardiologists


Diagnosed prevalence of chronic heart failure and diagnosed incidence of acute heart failure in urban versus rural China; clinically relevant and market-relevant drug-treatable populations


10-year, annualized, drug-level sales and patient share of key heart failure therapies through 2031, based on primary and secondary market research to formulate bottom-up assumptions


Phase III/PR: 10 drugs; Phase II: 3 drugs; coverage of select preclinical and Phase I products

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