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rheumatic fever rheumatic heart disease hypertension hiv

Suman Gidwani, Ajith Nair
Pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) is a significant global health problem and accounts for a substantial portion of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. Although there have been considerable advances in therapeutics for pulmonary arterial hypertension, over 97% of the disease burden lies within the developing world where there is limited access to health care and pharmaceuticals. The causes of pulmonary arterial hypertension differ between industrialized and developing nations. Infectious diseases-including schistosomiasis human immunodeficiency virus, and rheumatic fever-are common causes of PVD, as are hemoglobinopathies, and untreated congenital heart disease...
September 2014: Global Heart
Jacques Cabral Tantchou Tchoumi, Jean Claude Ambassa, Samuel Kingue, Alessandro Giamberti, Sylvia Cirri, Alessandro Frigiola, Gianfranco Butera
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence, the aetiology and the management of congestive heart failure in the cardiac centre of the St. Elizabeth catholic general hospital Shisong in Cameroon. METHODS: Between November 2002 and November 2008, a population of 8121 patients was consulted in the referral cardiac centre of St. Elizabeth Catholic General Hospital. Of these patients, 462 were diagnosed with congestive heart failure according to the modified Framingham criteria for the diagnosis of heart failure...
2011: Pan African Medical Journal
S S Danbauchi, J U Okpapi
Three cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in patients with IIIV/AIDS are being reported. The three patients are of young age group and they presented with cardiac symptoms for the first time. They were all heterosexuals and not known was as intravenous drug abuser. There was no history of rheumatic fever or hypertension or diabetes mellitus and ischaemic heart disease. Examination confirmed cardiac failure and investigations including chest x-ray, echocardiograph and electrocardiograph confirmed dilated heart. All the patients tested positive to HIV-1 antibodies...
October 2001: West African Journal of Medicine
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