The Heart of Africa

Clinical Profile of an Evolving Burden of Heart Disease in Africa
by Simon Stewart, Karen Sliwa, Ana Mocumbi & others

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: May 18, 2016

ISBN: 9781119097006

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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While many high-income countries observe a relative decline in the population impact of heart disease and deal with the problem of an older patient population who readily survive earlier non-fatal encounters with the condition, Africa contends with a typically younger population with frequently advanced and often fatal heart disease. While high-income countries exclusively deal with non-communicable forms of heart disease, Africa contends with both communicable and non-communicable forms of heart disease.

  • Designed to provide anyone with an interest in heart disease in Africa with an immediate sense of how the area is progressing from a clinical to research perspective in responding to this evolving epidemic
  • Presents salient research uncovering the evolving burden of communicable and non-communicable forms of heart disease,
  • Includes content on maternal heart disease, infant and childhood heart disease, risk and prevention, heart failure and other common forms of heart disease in rural and urban communities in Africa.