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Economic evaluation heart failure africa

Rodolphe Malebranche, Christian Tabou Moyo, Paul-Henry Morisset, Nernst-Atwood Raphael, James Robert Wilentz
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and epidemiologic profile of congestive heart failure at the principal free-care hospital in Haiti. Cardiovascular disease represents the most prevalent cause of admissions to the medical service of the University Hospital of the State of Haiti. No previous study has examined the demographics of congestive heart failure in urban Haiti. METHODS: Two hundred forty-seven patients presented to the inpatient service between May 2011 and May 2013...
August 2016: American Heart Journal
Julius A Ogeng'o, Patrick M Gatonga, Beda O Olabu, Diana K Nyamweya, Dennis Ong'era
BACKGROUND: Heart failure in children is a common cause of morbidity and mortality, with high socio-economic burden. Its pattern varies between countries but reports from Africa are few. The data are important to inform management and prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE: To describe the pattern of congestive heart failure in a Kenyan paediatric population. METHODS: This was a retrospective study done at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Kenya...
May 2013: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
A. N. Anderson, I. Moodley, K. Kropman
OBJECTIVES: Heart failure (HF) is a serious, prevalent health condition in industrialised countries where the incidence has been on the increase. The economic repercussions are costly, and therefore cost-effective medication is important in the overall management of the condition. It has been shown that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are clinically effective in the management of HF. Ramipril has been shown to reduce mortality and the probability of hospitalisation in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients...
April 2000: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa
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