Cardiac Arrhythmias in Africa: Epidemiology, Management Challenges, and Perspectives.

@article{Bonny2019CardiacAI,
  title={Cardiac Arrhythmias in Africa: Epidemiology, Management Challenges, and Perspectives.},
  author={Aim{\'e} Bonny and Marcus Ngantcha and Wihan Scholtz and Ashley Chin and George Nel and Jean-Baptiste Anzouan-Kacou and Kamilu M Karaye and Albertino Damasceno and Thomas Christopher Crawford},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2019},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={
          100-109
        }
}
Africa is experiencing an increasing burden of cardiac arrhythmias. Unfortunately, the expanding need for appropriate care remains largely unmet because of inadequate funding, shortage of essential medical expertise, and the high cost of diagnostic equipment and treatment modalities. Thus, patients receive suboptimal care. A total of 5 of 34 countries (15%) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lack a single trained cardiologist to provide basic cardiac care. One-third of the SSA countries do not have a… CONTINUE READING
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