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2012

Interplay between SAFE and RISK pathways in sphingosine-1-phosphate-induced cardioprotection.
(September 26, 2012)
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Summary: Somers S., Frias M., Opie L. and Lecour S. Interplay between SAFE and RISK pathways in sphingosine-1-phosphate-induced cardioprotection. Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, 2012, 26(3): 227-37.
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Influence of Tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha on the outcome of ischaemic postconditioning in the presence of obesity and diabetes
(September 26, 2012)
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Summary: Lacerda L, Opie L, Lecour S. Influence of Tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha on the outcome of ischaemic postconditioning in the presence of obesity and diabetes. Experimental Diabetes Research, 2012, in press
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Trials, tribulations and speculation! Report from the 7th Biennial Hatter Cardiovascular Institute Workshop.
(September 26, 2012)
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Summary: Robert Bell, Reinier Beeuwkes, Hans Erik Botker, Sean Davidson, James Downey, David Garcia-Dorado, Derek Hausenloy, Gerd Heusch, Borja Ibanez, Masafumi Kitakaze, Sandrine Lecour, Robert Mentzer, Tetsuji Miura, Lionel Opie, Michel Ovize, Marisol Ruiz-Meana, Rainer Schulz,...
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Rheumatic Heart Disease: The Tip of the Iceberg
(August 15, 2012)

Summary: Sliwa K, Zilla P. Rheumatic Heart Disease: The Tip of the Iceberg. 24th May Circulation 2012
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16-kDa Prolactin and Bromocriptine in Postpartum Cardiomyopathy
(August 15, 2012)

Summary: Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Ingrid Struman, Melanie Hoch, Edith Podewski, Karen Sliwa. 16-kDa Prolactin and Bromocriptine in Postpartum Cardiomyopathy. Curr Heart Fail Rep 2012 DOI 10.1007/s11897-012-0095-7
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THESUS Study; IMD12-0966R
(August 15, 2012)

Summary: Abdou Ba S, Cotter G, Damasceno A, Davidson B, Dzudie C, Maru F, Mayosi M, Mondo C, Ogah O, Ojjo D, Sani M, Schrueder N, Sliwa K, Suliman A, Yonga G. THESUS Study; IMD12-0966R. Archives...
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Redefining the ECG in urban South African: Electrocardiographic findings in disease-free Africans
(August 15, 2012)

Summary: Sliwa K, Lee GA, Carrington MJ, Obel P, Okreglicki A, Stewart S. Redefining the ECG in urban South African: Electrocardiographic findings in disease-free Africans. Int J Cardiology 2012, IJC-D-01847R2
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Left atrial myxoma mimicking mitral stenosis
(August 15, 2012)

Summary: Dike Oji, Sliwa K. Left atrial myxoma mimicking mitral stenosis. Clinical Medicine Insights 2012
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Different lipid profiles according to ethnicity in the ‘Heart of Soweto Study’ cohort of de novo presentations of heart disease
(August 15, 2012)

Summary: Sliwa K, Lyons JG, Carrington MJ, Lecour S, Marais AD, Raal FJ, Stewart S. Different lipid profiles according to ethnicity in the ‘Heart of Soweto Study’ cohort of de novo presentations of heart disease. Cardiovascular...
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Circulating micropArticles as indicators of peripartum cardiomyopathy
(August 15, 2012)
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Summary: Katrin Walenta, Viktoria Schwarz, Stephan Schirmer, Ingrid Kindermann, Erik B Friedrich, Erich Franz Solomayer, Karen Sliwa, Saida Labidi, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Michael Bo¨hm. Circulating micropArticles as indicators of peripartum cardiomyopathy. Eur Heart J. Feb 15 2012.
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Lipid-Induced Modulation of Protective Signalling Pathways in Cardiovascular Disease
(July 19, 2012)

Summary: James RW, Frias M, Lecour S. Lipid-Induced Modulation of Protective Signalling Pathways in Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of High Density Lipoproteins. Current Signal Transduction Therapy, 2012, 7(2): 96-103
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High density lipoprotein/sphingosine-1 phosphate-induced cardioprotection
(July 18, 2012)
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Summary: Frias M, Lecour S, James RW, Pedretti S. High density lipoprotein/sphingosine-1 phosphate-induced cardioprotection. JAK-STAT 1:2, 92–100; April/May/June 2012
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Lowering the alcohol content of red wine does not alter its cardioprotective properties
(July 18, 2012)

Summary: Lamont K, Blackhurst D, Albertyn Z, Marais D, Lecour S. Lowering the alcohol content of red wine does not alter its cardioprotective properties. S Afr Med J. 2012 May 23;102(6):565-7.
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Feeding the emergence of advanced heart disease in Soweto: a nutritional survey of black African patients with heart failure
(July 18, 2012)

Summary: Pretorius S, Sliwa K, Ruf V, Walker K, Stewart S. Feeding the emergence of advanced heart disease in Soweto: a nutritional survey of black African patients with heart failure
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Nadolol Block of Nav1.5 Does Not Explain Its Efficacy in the Long QT Syndrome
(March 16, 2012)

Summary: Besana A, Wang DW, George AL Jr., Schwartz PJ. Nadolol Block of Nav1.5 Does Not Explain Its Efficacy in the Long QT Syndrome. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. Mar 2012;59(3):249-253.
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Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Susceptibility to Ventricular Fibrillation: Lack of Protection and A Proarrhythmic Effect
(March 16, 2012)

Summary: Billman GE, Harris WS, Carnes CA, Adamson PB, Vanoli E, Schwartz PJ. Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Susceptibility to Ventricular Fibrillation: Lack of Protection and A Proarrhythmic Effect. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. Feb 14 2012.
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Torsade de Pointes following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Evidence for a Deadly Link with a Common Genetic Variant
(March 16, 2012)

Summary: Crotti L, Hu D, Barajas-Martinez H, De Ferrari GM, Oliva A, Insolia R, Pollevick GD, Dagradi F, Guerchicoff A, Greco F, Schwartz PJ, Viskin S, Antzelevitch C. Torsade de Pointes following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Evidence...
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Reverse chamber remodelling following adrenergic-induced advanced cardiac dilatation and pump dysfunction
(March 16, 2012)

Summary: Booysen HL, Norton GR, Opie LH, Woodiwiss AJ. Reverse chamber remodelling following adrenergic-induced advanced cardiac dilatation and pump dysfunction. Basic Res Cardiol. Jan 2012;107(1):1-12.
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Allopurinol for heart failure: novel mechanisms
(March 16, 2012)

Summary: Opie LH. Allopurinol for heart failure: novel mechanisms. J Am Coll Cardiol. Feb 28 2012;59(9):809-812.
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The 12-lead ECG in peripartum cardiomyopathy
(March 16, 2012)
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Summary: Tibazarwa K, Lee G, Mayosi B, Carrington M, Stewart S, Sliwa K. The 12-lead ECG in peripartum cardiomyopathy. Cardiovasc J Afr. Feb 16 2012;23:1-8
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Women's cardiovascular health in Africa
(March 16, 2012)
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Summary: Mocumbi AO, Sliwa K. Women’s cardiovascular health in Africa. Heart. Mar 2012;98(6):450-455.
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Beta-blockers for hypertension
(March 5, 2012)

Summary: Wiysonge CS, Bradley HA, Volmink J, Mayosi BM, Mbewu A, Opie LH. Beta-blockers for hypertension
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Adiponectin and atherosclerosis risk factors in African hemodialysis patients: a population at low risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
(March 5, 2012)

Summary: Amira OC, Naicker S, Manga P, Sliwa K, Mia A, Raal F, Crowther NJ, Immelman RA, Olorunju S. Adiponectin and atherosclerosis risk factors in African hemodialysis patients: a population at low risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular...
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The causes, treatment, and outcome of acute heart failure in 1006 Africans from 9 countries. THESUS Study.
(March 5, 2012)
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Summary: Damasceno A, Mayosi M, Sani M, Ogah O, Mondo C, Ojjo D, Dzudie C, Suliman A, Schrueder N, Yonga G, Abdou Ba S, Maru F, Davidson B, Cotter G, Sliwa K. The causes, treatment, and...
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Blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension and hypertension related complications in Nigerian Africans: A review.
(March 5, 2012)
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Summary: Ogah OS, Okpechi I, Chukwuonye II, Akinyemi JO, Onwubere JC, Falase AO, Stewart S, Sliwa K. Blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension and hypertension related complications in Nigerian Africans: A review. World Journal of Cardiology 2012:...
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Contribution of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome epidemic to de novo presentations of heart disease in the Heart of Soweto Study cohort
(February 26, 2012)
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Summary: Sliwa K, Carrington MJ, Becker A, Thienemann F, Ntsekhe M, Stewart S. Contribution of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome epidemic to de novo presentations of heart disease in the Heart of Soweto Study cohort....
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Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990-2010: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
(January 15, 2012)

Summary: Lozano R, Naghavi M, Foreman K, Sliwa K, Murray CJL. Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990-2010: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study...
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Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
(January 15, 2012)

Summary: Salomon JA, Vos T, Hogan DR, Sliwa K, Murray CJL et al. Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, Lancet...
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Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries: 1990-2010: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
(January 15, 2012)

Summary: Vos T, Flaxman AD, Naghavi M, Sliwa K, Murray CJL et al. Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries: 1990-2010: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease...
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Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
(January 15, 2012)

Summary: Murray CJL, Vos T, Lozano R, Sliwa K, Lopez AD et al. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systemic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study...
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