Recent advances in the epidemiology, outcome, and prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Ntsekhe2013RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in the epidemiology, outcome, and prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Mpiko Ntsekhe and Albertino Damasceno},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 17},
  pages={1230-5}
}
The early part of the new millennium witnessed reports of a growing burden of cardiovascular disease in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However the contribution of ischemic heart disease and stroke to this increasing burden relative to that caused by hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy and rheumatic heart disease was not clear. Over the last decade, data from the continent has begun to clarify this issue and suggests three main points. The burden of ischemic heart disease relative to other… CONTINUE READING