The epidemiological features of heart failure in developing countries: a review of the literature.

@article{Mendez2001TheEF,
  title={The epidemiological features of heart failure in developing countries: a review of the literature.},
  author={Gustavo F Mendez and Martin R Cowie},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 2-3},
  pages={213-9}
}
Cardiovascular diseases are increasingly recognised as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This is due to the ageing of the population and better control of communicable disease and malnutrition. We review the published data on the epidemiology of heart failure in such countries. Rheumatic heart disease remains a major cause of heart failure in Africa and Asia, especially in the young. Hypertension is an important cause of heart failure especially in the… CONTINUE READING

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