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Cardiovascular medicine and research in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and opportunities


Written on Friday, 27 September 2019 08:31

A comment published in the Nature Reviews Cardiology .

Africa is witnessing an epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD), with staggering morbidity and mortality. The spectrum of CVD includes hypertension, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, atherosclerotic disease, congenital heart disease and tuberculous pericarditis. Opportunities exist to alter the trajectory of CVD epidemiology but require committed policy makers, functional health systems and an engaged citizenry

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41569-019-0269-z

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-019-0269-z

 


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