Charles Kouam Kouam

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BACKGROUND Acute heart failure (AHF) in sub-Saharan Africa has not been well characterized. Therefore, we sought to describe the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of patients admitted with AHF in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS The Sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart Failure (THESUS-HF) was a prospective, multicenter, observational survey of patients(More)
The impact of gender on the clinical characteristics, risk factors, co-morbidities, etiology, treatment and outcome of acute heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa has not been described before. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sex diffe rences in acute heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa using the data from The sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are increasingly common in population within Africa. We determined the rate of coincident diabetes and hypertension and assessed the levels of co-awareness, treatment and control in a semi-urban population in Cameroon. METHODS A total of 1702 adults (967 women) self-selected from the community were(More)
BACKGROUND The role of echocardiography in the risk stratification of acute heart failure (HF) is unknown. Some small studies and retrospective analyses have found little change in echocardiographic variables during admission for acute HF and some echocardiographic parameters were not found to be associated with outcomes. It is unknown which(More)
Albertino Damasceno, MD, PhD; Bongani M. Mayosi, DPhil, FCP(SA); Mahmoud Sani, MBBS; Okechukwu S. Ogah, MBBS; Charles Mondo, MBChB, PhD; Dike Ojji, MBBS; Anastase Dzudie, MD; Charles Kouam Kouam, MD; Ahmed Suliman, MD; Neshaad Schrueder, MBChB, FCP(SA); Gerald Yonga, MBChB; Serigne Abdou Ba, MD; Fikru Maru, MD; Bekele Alemayehu, MD; Christopher Edwards, BS;(More)
AIMS Patients with acute heart failure (HF) in Africa are rarely being treated with a hydralazine/nitrates combination. Therefore the effect of this treatment was studied here. METHODS AND RESULTS The study was planned to enrol 500 patients during an acute HF admission, from nine sub-Saharan African countries. Patients were randomized in a double-blind(More)
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