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2017

Bromocriptine for the treatment of peripartum cardiomyopathy: a multicentre randomized study.

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Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Arash Haghikia, Dominik Berliner, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Johannes Schwab, Annegret Franke, Marziel Schwarzkopf, Philipp Ehlermann, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels, Ralf Westenfeld, Verena Stangl, Ingrid Kindermann, Uwe Kühl, Christiane E Angermann, Axel Schlitt, Dieter Fischer, Edith Podewski, Michael Böhm, Karen Sliwa, Johann Bauersachs.  Bromocriptine for the treatment of peripartum cardiomyopathy: a multicentre randomized study.  European Heart Journal 38 (35), 2671-2679.

2017, Peer rivewed articles

Roadmap to achieve 25% hypertension control in Africa by 2025.

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Anastase Dzudie, Brian Rayner, Dike Ojji, Aletta E Schutte, Marc Twagirumukiza, Albertino Damasceno, Seringe Abdou Ba, Abdoul Kane, Euloge Kramoh, Jean Baptiste Anzouan Kacou, Basden Onwubere, Ruth Cornick, Karen Sliwa, Benedict Anisiuba, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Elijah Ogola, Mohamed Awad, George Nel, Harun Otieno, Ali Ibrahim Toure, Samuel Kingue, Andre Pascal Kengne, Pablo Perel, Alma Adler, Neil Poulter.  Roadmap to achieve 25% hypertension control in Africa by 2025.  Cardiovascular journal of Africa 28 (4), 262-273

2017, Peer reviewed articles

Illuminating the pathway for the next generation of cardiovascular medicine practitioners and researchers: highlights of the Joint PASCAR–SCC clinical symposium on hypertension and heart failure, Cameroon

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Martin H Abanda, Anastase Dzudie, Ba Hamadou, Yves Monkam, Henry Luma, Marie Solange Douala, Loryane Nganhyim, Bonaventure S Dzekem, Theophile N Nana, George Nel, Ana O Mocumbi, Simon Stewart, Karen Sliwa, Eugene Belley Priso.  Illuminating the pathway for the next generation of cardiovascular medicine practitioners and researchers: highlights of the Joint PASCAR–SCC clinical symposium on hypertension and heart failure, Cameroon.  Cardiovascular Journal of Africa 28 (4), 274-276.

2017, Peer reviewed articles

Beta-blockers for hypertension.  

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Wiysonge C, Bradley HA, Volmink J, Mayosi BM, Opie LH.  Beta-blockers for hypertension.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 20;1:CD002003. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002003.

2017 Peer Reviwed articles

Melatonin as a cardioprotective therapy following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: is it really promising? Reply.

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Hausenloy DJ, Garcia-Dorado D, Erik Bøtker H, Davidson SM, Downey J, Engel FB, Jennings R, Lecour S, Leor J, Madonna R, Ovize M, Perrino C, Prunier F, Schulz R, Sluijter JPG, Van Laake LW, Vinten-Johansen J, Yellon DM, Ytrehus K, Heusch G, Ferdinandy P.  Melatonin as a cardioprotective therapy following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: is it really promising? Reply.  Cardiovasc Res. 2017 Sep 1;113(11):1418-1419

2017 Peer reviewed articles

Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

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GBD 2015 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. Electronic address: cjlm@uw.edu; GBD 2015 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators.  Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.Lancet. 2017 Jul 15;390(10091):231-266.

2017 Peer reviewed articles

Primary care in the prevention, treatment and control of cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ojji DB, Lamont K, Ojji OI, Egenti BN, Sliwa K.  Primary care in the prevention, treatment and control of cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa.  Cardiovasc J Afr. 2017 Jul 28;28:1-6

2017 Peer reviewed articles

Antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation associated with valvular heart disease: a joint consensus document fromthe European Heart RhythmAssociation (EHRA) and European Society of CardiologyWorking Group on Thrombosis, endorsed by the ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease, Cardiac Arrhythmia Society of Southern Africa (CASSA), Heart RhythmSociety (HRS), Asia Pacific Heart RhythmSociety (APHRS), South African Heart (SA Heart) Association and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulacion Cardıaca y Electrofisiologıa (SOLEACE)

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Gregory Y. H. Lip  Jean Philippe Collet  Raffaele de Caterina  Laurent Fauchier Deirdre A. Lane  Torben B. Larsen  Francisco Marin  Joao Morais  Calambur Narasimhan Brian Olshansky  Luc Pierard  Tatjana Potpara  Nizal Sarrafzadegan  Karen Sliwa Gonzalo Varela  Gemma Vilahur  Thomas Weiss  Giuseppe Boriani  Bianca Rocca.

Document Reviewers: Bulent Gorenek (Reviewer Coordinator), Irina Savelieva, Christian  ticherling, Gulmira Kudaiberdieva, Tze-Fan Chao, Francesco Violi, Mohan Nair, Leandro Zimerman, Jonathan Piccini, Robert Storey, Sigrun Halvorsen, Diana Gorog, Andrea Rubboli, Ashley Chin and Robert Scott-Millar.  Europace (2017) 0, 1–21

2017 Peer reviewed articles

Soluble ST2 correlates with some indicators of right ventricular function in hypertensive heart failure

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Dike B Ojji, Sandrine Lecour, Olusoji M Adeyemi, Karen Sliwa.  Soluble ST2 correlates with some indicators of right ventricular function in hypertensive heart failure.  Vascular Health and Risk Management 2017:13 311–316

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Outcome of subsequent pregnancies in patients with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Haghikia A, Masuko D, Nonhoff J, Held D, Libhaber E, Petrie MC, Walker NL, Podewski E, Berliner D, Bauersachs J, Sliwa K.  Outcome of subsequent pregnancies in patients with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy.  Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.808.

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Addressing the shortage of research capacity in cardiovascular disease in Africa via leadership training.

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Dzudie A, Sliwa K.  Addressing the shortage of research capacity in cardiovascular disease in Africa via leadership training.  Heart Asia. 2017 Apr 13;9(1):96-98.

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Imbalanced Angiogenesis in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy - Diagnostic Value of Placenta Growth Factor.

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Mebazaa A, Seronde MF, Gayat E, Tibazarwa K, Anumba DOC, Akrout N, Sadoune M, Sarb J, Arrigo M, Motiejunaite J, Laribi S, Legrand M, Deschamps L, Fazal L, Bouadma L, Collet C, Manivet P, Solal AC, Launay JM, Samuel JL, Sliwa K.  Imbalanced Angiogenesis in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy - Diagnostic Value of Placenta Growth Factor.  Circ J. 2017 May 27. doi: 10.1253/circj.CJ-16-1193

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Epigenomic and transcriptomic approaches in the post-genomic era: path to novel targets for diagnosis and therapy of the ischaemic heart? Position Paper of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart.

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Perrino C, Barabási AL, Condorelli G, Davidson SM, De Windt L, Dimmeler S, Engel FB, Hausenloy DJ, Hill JA, Van Laake LW, Lecour S, Leor J, Madonna R, Mayr M, Prunier F, Sluijter JPG, Schulz R, Thum T, Ytrehus K, Ferdinandy P.  Epigenomic and transcriptomic approaches in the post-genomic era: path to novel targets for diagnosis and therapy of the ischaemic heart? Position Paper of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart.  Cardiovasc Res. 2017 Jun 1;113(7):725-736.

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Global mortality variations in patients with heart failure: results from the International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) prospective cohort study

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Hisham Dokainish, Koon Teo, Jun Zhu, Ambuj Roy, Khalid F AlHabib, Ahmed ElSayed, Lia Palileo-Villaneuva, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Kamilu Karaye, Khalid Yusoff, Andres Orlandini, Karen Sliwa, Charles Mondo, Fernando Lanas, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Amr Badr, Mohamed Elmaghawry, Albertino Damasceno, Kemi Tibazarwa, Emilie Belley-Cote, Kumar Balasubramanian, Shofiqul Islam, Magdi H Yacoub, Mark D Huffman, Karen Harkness, Alex Grinvalds, Robert McKelvie, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Salim Yusuf, on behalf of the INTER-CHF Investigators*.  Global mortality variations in patients with heart failure: results from the International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) prospective cohort study.  Lancet Glob Health. 2017 May 3. pii: S2214-109X(17)30196-1

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Parvovirus B19-induced vascular damage in the heart is associated with elevated circulating endothelial microparticles

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Bachelier K, Biehl S, Schwarz V, Kindermann I, Kandolf R, Sauter M, Ukena C, Yilmaz A, Sliwa K, Bock CT, Klingel K, Böhm M.  Parvovirus B19-induced vascular damage in the heart is associated with elevated circulating endothelial microparticles.  PLoS One. 2017 May 22;12(5):e0176311.

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Novel targets and future strategies for acute cardioprotection: Position Paper of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart.

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Hausenloy DJ, Garcia-Dorado D, Erik Bøtker H, Davidson SM, Downey J, Engel FB, Jennings R, Lecour S, Leor J, Madonna R, Ovize M, Perrino C, Prunier F, Schulz R, Sluijter JP, Van Laake LW, Vinten-Johansen J, Yellon DM, Ytrehus K, Heusch G, Ferdinandy P.  Novel targets and future strategies for acute cardioprotection: Position Paper of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart.  Cardiovasc Res. 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvx049.

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Achieved blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk patients: results from ONTARGET and TRANSCEND trials.

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Bohm M, Schumacher H, Teo KK, Lonn EM, Mahfoud F, Mann JFE, Manica G, Redon J, Schmideder RE, Sliwa K, Weber MA, Williams B, Yusuf S.  Achieved blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk patients: results from ONTARGET and TRANSCEND trials.  Lancet. 2017 Jun 3;389(10085):2226-2237. 

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Echocardiographic predictors of outcome in acute heart failure patients in sub-Saharan Africa: insights from THESUS-HF.

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Sani MU, Davison BA, Cotter G, Damasceno A, Mayosi BM, Ogah OS, Mondo C, Dzudie A, Ojji DB, Kouam CK, Suliman A, Yonga G, Ba SA, Maru F, Alemayehu B, Edwards C, Sliwa K.  Echocardiographic predictors of outcome in acute heart failure patients in sub-Saharan Africa: insights from THESUS-HF.  Cardiovasc J Afr. 2017 Jan/Feb;28(1):60-67.

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Clinical characteristics of patients from the worldwide registry on peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM): EURObservational Research Programme in conjunction with the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Study Group on PPCM

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Sliwa K, Mebazaa A, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Petrie MC, Maggioni AP, Laroche C, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Schaufelberger M, Tavazzi L, van der Meer P, Roos-Hesselink JW, Seferovic P, van Spandonck-Zwarts K, Mbakwem A, Böhm M, Mouquet F, Pieske B, Hall R, Ponikowski P, Bauersachs J.  Clinical characteristics of patients from the worldwide registry on peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM): EURObservational Research Programme in conjunction with the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Study Group on PPCM.  Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Mar 8. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.780

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Cardiovascular disease in Africa: epidemiological profile and challenges

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Keates AK, Mocumbi AO, Ntsekhe M, Sliwa K, Stewart S.  Cardiovascular disease in Africa: epidemiological profile and challenges.  Nat Rev Cardiol. 2017 Feb 23. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2017.19

2017, Peer Reviewed articles

Novel putative pharmacologic therapies to protect the right ventricle in pulmonary hypertension: A review of current literature.

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Maarman GJ, Schulz R, Sliwa K, Schermuly R, Lecour S.  Novel putative pharmacologic therapies to protect the right ventricle in pulmonary hypertension: A review of current literature.  Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Jan 18. doi: 10.1111/bph.13721

2017, Peer Reviewed articles