Much of the global burden of cardiovascular disease is now carried by low and middle income countries. Unfortunately, many of these regions are still grappling with poverty and infection-related cardiovascular diseases, such as endomyocardial fibrosis, tuberculous pericarditis and rheumatic heart disease. In addition, Africa has its unique diseases that occur more commonly in Africans as peripartum cardiomyopathy or, almost uniquely in Africa, as subvalvular aneurysm. We present our perspective on forgotten cardiovascular disease in Africa in the context of the epidemic of cardiovascular disease due to global changes in life style.
Endomyocardial fibrosis: report on the hemodynamic data in 29 patients and review of the results of surgery
The changing prevalence and pattern of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Hong Kong--(1968-1978)
Peripartum cardiomyopathy: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Office of Rare Diseases (National Institutes of Health) workshop recommendations and review
Global burden of cardiovascular diseases: part I: general considerations, the epidemiologic transition, risk factors, and impact of urbanization
Global burden of cardiovascular diseases: Part II: variations in cardiovascular disease by specific ethnic groups and geographic regions and prevention strategies
Roles of prolactin and related members of the prolactin/growth hormone/placental lactogen family in angiogenesis
Management of tuberculous constrictive pericarditis and tuberculous pericardial effusion in Transkei: results at 10 years follow-up
Pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy: clinical characteristics and a comparison between early and late presentation
Peripartum cardiomyopathy: inflammatory markers as predictors of outcome in 100 prospectively studied patients
Five-year prospective study of the incidence and prognosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy at a single institution
The role of histopathology in establishing the diagnosis of tuberculous pericardial effusions in the presence of HIV
Mapping the emergence of heart disease in a black, urban population in Africa: the Heart of Soweto Study
The angiostatic 16K human prolactin overcomes endothelial cell anergy and promotes leukocyte infiltration via nuclear factor-kappaB activation
An innovative technique for the relief of right ventricular trabecular cavity obliteration in endomyocardial fibrosis
Classification of the cardiomyopathies: a position statement from the European Society Of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
Recovery from postpartum cardiomyopathy in 2 patients by blocking prolactin release with bromocriptine
A time bomb of cardiovascular risk factors in South Africa: results from the Heart of Soweto Study "Heart Awareness Days"
Spectrum of heart disease and risk factors in a black urban population in South Africa (the Heart of Soweto Study): a cohort study
Effect of levosimendan and predictors of recovery in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy, a randomized clinical trial
Clues to detect tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) among patients with idiopathic recurrent acute pericarditis: results of a multicentre study.
2015 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)Endorsed by: The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
Is There an Association between Sleeping Patterns and Other Environmental Factors with Obesity and Blood Pressure in an Urban African Population?
The causes, treatment, and outcome of pulmonary hypertension in Africa: Insights from the Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort (PAPUCO) Registry
Sydenham Chorea and PANDAS in South Africa: Review of Evidence and Recommendations for Management in Resource-Poor Countries
Impact of Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, and Urbanization on Risk Factor Profiles of Cardiovascular Disease in Africa
Late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and prognosis of endomyocardial fibrosis patients
Targeting Household Air Pollution for Curbing the Cardiovascular Disease Burden: A Health Priority in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dynamic Changes in the Molecular Signature of Adverse Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients With Compensated and Decompensated Chronic Primary Mitral Regurgitation
Meta-Analysis of the Incidence, Prevalence, and Correlates of Atrial Fibrillation in Rheumatic Heart Disease.
Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, and their cardiometabolic risk factors in Africa: current challenges and outlook for the future.
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