Focused Issue on Cardiovascular Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Posted On 2019-06-22 13:45:26


This focused issue on “Cardiovascular Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” is edited by Dr. Ntobeko Ntusi, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Dr. Ntobeko Ntusi is the Head and Chair of Medicine and Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. He has been actively engaged and contributed to improved understanding of cardiomyopathy, inflammatory heart disease and heart failure in South Africa and abroad; and brings expertise, commitment and enthusiasm in his quest to further the mission of the HeFSSA.

    Focused issue outline:
  1. Introduce to this focused issue
    Ntobeko Ntusi, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Heart failure in LMICs    
    Jean Jacques Noubiap, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  3. HIV-associated cardiovascular disease
    Ntobeko Ntusi, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  4. Infective endocarditis on the African continent    
    Anton Doubell, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  5. Inherited cardiomyopathy in sub-Saharan Africa    
    Gasnat Shaboodien, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  6. Endomyocardial fibrosis
    Ana Olga Mocumbi, Eduardo Modlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
  7. Chagas disease    
    Carlos Rochitte, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  8. Tuberculous pericardial disease    
    Prof. Mpiko Ntsekhe, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
  9. Hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa    
    Dike Ojji, Department of Medicine, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
  10. Rheumatic heart disease    
    Liesl Zuhlke, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  11. Pulmonary hypertension in LMICs    
    Anastase Dzudie, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon; NIH Millennium Fogarty Chronic Disease Leadership Program, Stanford, USA
  12. Detection and management of arrhythmias in peripartum cardiomyopathy
    Karen Sliwa, Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  13. Cardiac surgery services in LMICs    
    Peter Zilla, Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  14. Cardiovascular electrophysiology programs in LMICs    
    Ashley Chin, The Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  15. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance imaging for structural heart disease
    Cameron Holloway, Department of Cardiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  16. Multimorbidity in cardiovascular disease    
    Edouard Battegay, Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, and Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland