Publications

2020

Molecular Epidemiology of non-Invasive and Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Cape Town.

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Barth DD, Naicker P, Engel K, Muhamed B, Basera W, Mayosi BM, Dale JB, Engel ME.  Molecular Epidemiology of non-Invasive and Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Cape Town. mSphere 4:e00421-19.

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Genetic variants in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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Muhamed B, Shaboodien G, Engel ME.  Genetic variants in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.  Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2020 Mar;184(1):159-177. 

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Subclinical anthracycline therapy-related cardiac Dysfunction: an ignored stage B heart failure in an African population.

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Zhang WZ, Azibani F, Sliwa K.  Subclinical anthracycline therapy-related cardiac Dysfunction: an ignored stage B heart failure in an African population.  Cardiovasc J Afr. 2020 Jun 24;31:1-5. doi: 10.5830/CVJA-2020-013.

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Management of Cardiovascular Disease Patients With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Limited Resource Settings.

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Prabhakaran D, Perel P, Roy A, Singh K, Raspail L, Faria-Neto JR, Gidding SS, Ojji D, Hakim F, Newby LK, Stępińska J, Lam CSP, Jobe M, Kraus S, Chuquiure-Valenzuela E, Piñeiro D, Khaw KT, Bahiru E, Banerjee A, Narula J, Pinto FJ, Wood DA, Sliwa K.  Management of Cardiovascular Disease Patients With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Limited Resource Settings.  Glob Heart. 2020 Jul 1;15(1):44. doi: 10.5334/gh.823.

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Clinical presentation, management, and 6-month outcomes in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy: an ESC EORP registry.

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Sliwa K, Petrie MC, van der Meer P, Mebazaa A, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Jackson AM, Maggioni AP, Laroche C, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Schaufelberger M, Tavazzi L, Roos-Hesselink JW, Seferovic P, van Spaendonck-Zwarts K, Mbakwem A, Böhm M, Mouquet F, Pieske B, Johnson MR, Hamdan R, Ponikowski P, Van Veldhuisen DJ, McMurray JJV, Bauersachs J.  Clinical presentation, management, and 6-month outcomes in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy: an ESC EORP registry.  Eur Heart J. 2020 Aug 25:ehaa455. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa455

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A multinational registry to study the characteristics and outcomes of heart failure patients: The global congestive heart failure (G-CHF) registry.

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Joseph P, Dokainish H, McCready T, Budaj A, Roy A, Ertl G, Gomez-Mesa JE, Leong D, Ezekowitz J, Hage C, Lanas F, Maggioni AP, Sliwa K, Zhu J, Rouleau J, Balasubramanian K, Yusuf S; G-CHF Investigators.  A multinational registry to study the characteristics and outcomes of heart failure patients: The global congestive heart failure (G-CHF) registry.  Am Heart J. 2020 Sep;227:56-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.06.002.

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis: impact of statins as immune-modulatory agents on inflammatory markers in adults with chronic diseases.

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Sabeel S, Motaung B, Ozturk M, Mukasa S, Kengne AP, Blom D, Sliwa K, Nepolo E, Günther G, Wilkinson RJ, Schacht C, Thienemann F, Guler R.  Protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis: impact of statins as immune-modulatory agents on inflammatory markers in adults with chronic diseases.  BMJ Open. 2020 Aug 13;10(8):e039034. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039034.

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Correction: Management of Cardiovascular Disease Patients With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Limited Resource Settings.

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Prabhakaran D, Perel P, Roy A, Singh K, Raspail L, Faria-Neto JR, Gidding SS, Ojji D, Hakim F, Newby LK, Stępińska J, Lam CSP, Jobe M, Kraus S, Chuquiure-Valenzuela E, Piñeiro D, Khaw KT, Bahiru E, Banerjee A, Narula J, Pinto FJ, Wood DA, Sliwa K.  Correction: Management of Cardiovascular Disease Patients With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Limited Resource Settings.  Glob Heart. 2020 Aug 7;15(1):54. doi: 10.5334/gh.885

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Improving Translational Research in Sex-specific Effects of Comorbidities and Risk Factors in Ischemic Heart Disease and Cardioprotection: Position Paper and Recommendations of the ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart.

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Perrino C, Ferdinandy P, Bøtker HE, Brundel BJJM, Collins P, Davidson SM, den Ruijter HM, Engel FB, Gerdts E, Girao H, Gyöngyösi M, Hausenloy DJ, Lecour S, Madonna R, Marber M, Murphy E, Pesce M, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Sluijter JPG, Steffens S, Gollmann-Tepeköylü C, Van Laake LW, Van Linthout S, Schulz R, Ytrehus K.  Improving Translational Research in Sex-specific Effects of Comorbidities and Risk Factors in Ischemic Heart Disease and Cardioprotection: Position Paper and Recommendations of the ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart.  Cardiovasc Res. 2020 Jun 2:cvaa155. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvaa155.

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Identification of potential biomarkers for predicting the early onset of diabetic cardiomyopathy in a mouse model.

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Johnson R, Nxele X, Cour M, Sangweni N, Jooste T, Hadebe N, Samodien E, Benjeddou M, Mazino M, Louw J, Lecour S.  Identification of potential biomarkers for predicting the early onset of diabetic cardiomyopathy in a mouse model.  Sci Rep. 2020 Jul 23;10(1):12352. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-69254-x

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

HIV-related Cardiovascular Disease: Any role for High-density Lipoproteins?

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Hudson PAJ, Woudberg NJ, Kamau FM, Strijdom H, Frias MA, Lecour S.  HIV-related Cardiovascular Disease: Any role for High-density Lipoproteins?  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020 Oct 2. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00445.2020

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Linking LOXL2 to Cardiac Interstitial Fibrosis.

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Erasmus M, Samodien E, Lecour S, Cour M, Lorenzo O, Dludla P, Pheiffer C, Johnson R.  Linking LOXL2 to Cardiac Interstitial Fibrosis.  Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Aug 18;21(16):5913. doi: 10.3390/ijms21165913

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SAFE pathway and conditioning: from discovery to its effectiveness in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors

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Aqeela Imamdin, Nkanyiso Hadebe, Sandrine Lecour.  SAFE pathway and conditioning: from discovery to its effectiveness in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors.  Conditioning Medicine 2020, 3(2):98-103.

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Resting heart rate and cardiovascular outcomes in diabetic and non-diabetic individuals at high cardiovascular risk analysis from the ONTARGET/TRANSCEND trials

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Michael Böhm, Helmut Schumacher, Koon K Teo, Eva M Lonn, Felix Mahfoud, Christian Ukena, Johannes FE Mann, Giuseppe Mancia, Josep Redon, Roland E Schmieder, Karen Sliwa, Nikolaus Marx, Michael A Weber, Bryan Williams, Salim Yusuf.  Resting heart rate and cardiovascular outcomes in diabetic and non-diabetic individuals at high cardiovascular risk analysis from the ONTARGET/TRANSCEND trials.  European Heart Journal (2020) 41, 231–238

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Pregnant Women With Uncorrected Congenital Heart Disease: Heart Failure and Mortality

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Karen Sliwa, Lucia Baris, Christoph Sinning, Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Lina Gumbiene, Israa F Yaseen, Ghada Youssef, Mark Johnson, Hasan Al-Farhan, Malgorzata Lelonek, Roger Hall, Jolien Roos-Hesselink.  Pregnant Women With Uncorrected Congenital Heart Disease: Heart Failure and Mortality.  JACC: Heart Failure Volume 8, Issue 2.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jchf.2019.09.001

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Cardiovascular Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa Compared to High-Income Countries: An Epidemiological Perspective

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Matthew Fomonyuy Yuyun, Karen Sliwa, Andre Pascal Kengne, Anna Olga Mocumbi, Gene Bukhman.  Cardiovascular Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa Compared to High-Income Countries: An Epidemiological Perspective.  Global Heart. 2020;15(1):15.

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World Heart Federation Briefing on Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in low-income countries

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Friedrich Thienemann, Fausto Pinto, Diederick E Grobbee, Michael Boehm, Nooshin Bazargani, Junbo Ge, Karen Sliwa.  World Heart Federation Briefing on Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in low-income countries.  World Heart Journal, 15(1):23.

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Outcome in German and South African peripartum cardiomyopathy cohorts associates with medical therapy and fibrosis markers.

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Azibani F, Pfeffer TJ, Ricke-Hoch M, Dowling W, Pietzsch S, Briton O, Baard J, Abou Moulig V, König T, Berliner D, Libhaber E, Schlothauer S, Anthony J, Lichtinghagen R, Bauersachs J, Sliwa K, Hilfiker-Kleiner D.  Outcome in German and South African peripartum cardiomyopathy cohorts associates with medical therapy and fibrosis markers.  ESC Heart Fail. 2020 Feb 17. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12553

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Effectiveness of Implanted Cardiac Rhythm Recorders With Electrocardiographic Monitoring for Detecting Arrhythmias in Pregnant Women With Symptomatic Arrhythmia and/or Structural Heart Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

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Karen Sliwa, Feriel Azibani, Mark R Johnson, Charle Viljoen, Johann Baard, Ayesha Osman, Olivia Briton, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Ashley Chin. Effectiveness of Implanted Cardiac Rhythm Recorders With Electrocardiographic Monitoring for Detecting Arrhythmias in Pregnant Women With Symptomatic Arrhythmia and/or Structural Heart Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2019.5963

2020, Peer Reviewed Articles

Cardiac arrhythmia services in Africa from 2011 to 2018: the second report from the Pan African Society of Cardiology working group on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing.

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Bonny A, Ngantcha M, Yuyun M, Karaye KM, Scholtz W, Suliman A, Nel G, Aoudia Y, Kane A, Moustaghfi A, Okello E, Houenassi M, Sonou A, Niakara A, Lubenga YR, Adoubi A, Russel J, Damasceno A, Touré AI, Kane A, Tabane A, Jeilan M, Mbaye A, Tibazarwa K, Ben Ameur Y, Diakité M, Subahi S, Kaviraj B, Sani MU, Ajijola OA, Chin A, Sliwa K.  Cardiac arrhythmia services in Africa from 2011 to 2018: the second report from the Pan African Society of Cardiology working group on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing.  Europace. 2020 Jan 28. pii: euz354. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz354

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