Cardiology–cardiothoracic subspeciality training in South Africa: a position paper of the South Africa Heart Association

@inproceedings{Sliwa2016CardiologycardiothoracicST,
  title={Cardiology–cardiothoracic subspeciality training in South Africa: a position paper of the South Africa Heart Association},
  author={Karen Sliwa and Liesl Joanna Z{\"u}hlke and Robert Kleinloog and Anton Doubell and Iftikhar O Ebrahim and Mohammed Rafique Essop and David Kettles and David Jankelow and Sajidah Khan and Eric Q Klug and Andrew S. Thornton and Sandrine Lecour and David J. Des Marais and Martin Mpe and Mpiko Ntsekhe and Ashley Chin and Les Osrin and Francis Edwin Smit and Adriaan Snyders and Jean Paul Theron and Nico van der Merwe and Erika Dau and Andrew J. Sarkin},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular journal of Africa},
  year={2016}
}
Over the past decades, South Africa has undergone rapid demographic changes, which have led to marked increases in specific cardiac disease categories, such as rheumatic heart disease (now predominantly presenting in young adults with advanced and symptomatic disease) and coronary artery disease (with rapidly increasing prevalence in middle age). The lack of screening facilities, delayed diagnosis and inadequate care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels have led to a large burden of… CONTINUE READING

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