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Shanti Nulu, Wilbert S Aronow, William H Frishman
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) bears the highest burden of both communicable and noncommunicable disease and has the weakest health systems. Much attention is directed toward a rising burden of chronic disease in the setting of epidemiologic transition and urbanization. Indeed, the highest prevalence of hypertension globally is in the World Health Organization's African region at 46% of adults aged 25 and above. And while hypertension in SSA is common, its prevalence varies significantly between urban and rural settings...
January 2016: Cardiology in Review
Indres Moodley
OBJECTIVE: This is a descriptive study to analyse overall costs of medical scheme beneficiaries using lipid-lowering agents. The purpose of the analysis was to relate claims for lipid-lowering agents to utilisation and costs of drugs and services. METHODS: An analysis was undertaken of physician visits, cardiac-related disease co-morbidities and hospitalisation. Any medication or dose changes were also analysed, including those after hospitalisation. RESULTS: A total of 100 691 patients were identified, clustered around the age groups of 40 to 70 years, of whom 60% were males...
May 2006: Cardiovascular Journal of South 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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