Forgotten cardiovascular disease in Africa

Much of the global burden of disease is now carried by low- and middle-income countries. In addition Africa has unique cardiovascular diseases that occur more commonly in Africans. Examples are peripartum cardiomyopathy, endomyocardial fibrosis and subvalvular aneurysm. Patients often present only in advanced heart failure because of poor access to good healthcare. (Download PDF)

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