Managing Heart Failure in Africa

Sep 28, 2011

Publications relevant to managing heart failure in Africa.

Stewart S, Wilkinson D, Hansen C, Vaghela J, Mvungi R, McMurray J Sliwa K Predominance of Heart Failure in the Heart of Soweto Study Cohort: Challenges for Urban African Communities. Circulation 2008;118, 4 Dec.

Sliwa K, Mocumbi AO, Forgotten Cardiovascular Diseases in Africa. Clin Res Cardiol. 2009, Epub, DOI 10.1007/S00392-009-00941.

Sliwa K., Blauwet L, Tibazarwa K, Libhaber E, Smedema JP, Becker A, McMurray J, Yamac H, Labidi S, Struhman I and Hilfiker-Kleiner D Evaluation of Bromocriptine in the Treatment of Acute Severe Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. A Proof-of-Concept Pilot Study. Circulation 2010: 22 March.

Sliwa K, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Petrie M, Mebazaa A, Pieske B, Buchmann E, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Schaufelberger M, Tavazzi L, van Veldhuisen D, Watkins H, Shah A, Seferovic P, Elkayam U, Pankuweit S, Papp Z, Mouquet F, and McMurray J Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of peripartum cardiomyopathy: a position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on peripartum cardiomyopathyCirculation 2010: 1 August

Sliwa K, Fett J and Elkayam U Peripartum cardiomyopathyLancet 2006: 19 August

Laflamme M. A and Murray C. E, Heart regeneration. Review. 2011:19 May

Balard V. L. T. Stem cells for heart failure in the aging heart, Heart Fail Rev. 2010

Inglis C. S, Stewart S, Papachan A, Vaghela V, Libhaber V, Veriava Y, Sliwa K, Anaemia and renal function in heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathyThe European Journal of Heart Failure, 2007

Pretorius S, Sliwa K, Ruf R, Walker K, Stewart S, Feeding the emergence of advanced heart disease in Soweto: a nutritional survey of black African patients with heart failureCardiovascular Journal of Africa, 2011: July

Case presentation 1: A morbidly obese but nonsmoking and nondiabetic 44-year-old African woman (body mass index, 41kg/m2) presents with exertional dyspnea to a primary healthcare clinic in Soweto, adjacent to Johannesburg, South Africa. She seeks medical attention for the first time. [Download PDF]

Sliwa K, Stewart S and Gersh B Hypertension: A Global Perspective. Circulation 2011: 21 June






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