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2013

Noncommunicable diseases in developing countries: Focus on research capacity building – reply
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Sliwa K, Damasceno A, Mayosi BM. Noncommunicable diseases in developing countries: Focus on research capacity building – reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 10;173(11):1031-2.
2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Beta-blocking agents, in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Opie LH. Beta-blocking agents, in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013,.pp 1-37.
Categories:2013, Chapters in Books

Calcium channel blockers, in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Opie LH. Calcium channel blockers, in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013, pp. 64-92
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Acute and chronic heart failure: positive inotropes, vasodilators and digoxin. in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Teerlink J,Sliwa, K,and Opie LH. Acute and chronic heart failure: positive inotropes, vasodilators and digoxin in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013, pp. 169-223.
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Diuretics, in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Opie LH, Victor, R and Kaplan NM. Diuretics, in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013 pp.93-118.
2013, Chapters in Books

Hyperglycemia and Type 2 diabetes. in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Opie LH, Meier, Metabolic syndrome. Hyperglycemia and Type 2 diabetes. in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013, pp. 436-462.
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Antihypertensive drugs and devices. in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Opie LH, Krum H, Victor R, and Kaplan NM. Antihypertensive drugs and devices. in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013, pp.224 -271.
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Inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin II receptor, aldosterone and renin. in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Opie LH and Pfeffer MA. Inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin II receptor, aldosterone and renin. in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013, 119-168.
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Nitrates and newer anti-anginals, in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Opie LH and Horowitz J. Nitrates and newer anti-anginals, in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013,pp 38-63
2013, Chapters in Books

Antiarrhythmic drugs and strategies. in: Drugs for the Heart
(October 3, 2013)

Nattel S, Gersh BJ, Opie LH: Antiarrhythmic drugs and strategies. in: Drugs for the Heart, Opie LH and Gersh BJ, 8th edition Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2013, pp.272-331.
Categories: 2013, Chapters in Books

Vagal stimulation for heart diseases: from animals to men. An example of translational cardiology
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Schwartz PJ: Vagal stimulation for heart diseases: from animals to men. An example of translational cardiology. Neth Heart J 21:82-84, 2013.
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

The long QT syndrome A transatlantic clinical approach to diagnosis and therapy
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Schwartz PJ, Ackerman MJ. The long QT syndrome A transatlantic clinical approach to diagnosis and therapy. Eur Heart J 2013 doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht089.
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Impact of genetics on the clinical management of channelopathies
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Schwartz PJ, Ackerman MJ, George AL Jr, Wilde AM: Impact of genetics on the clinical management of channelopathies. J Am Coll Cardiol 62:169-180, 2013.
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Exercise-induced myalgia may limit the cardiovascular benefits of statins
(October 3, 2013)

Summary:Opie, LH. Exercise-induced myalgia may limit the cardiovascular benefits of statins. Cardiovasc. Drugs Therap. 2013 DOI 10.1007/s10557-013-6438-8
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Recording of smoking history in death notification
(October 3, 2013)

Summary: Opie LH. Recording of smoking history in death notification , Lancet 2013;382:661-2
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HIV and the heart: the impact of antiretroviral therapy: a global perspective.
(October 2, 2013)

Thienemann F, Sliwa K, Rockstroh JK. HIV and the heart: the impact of antiretroviral therapy: a global perspective. Eur Heart J, 2013; doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/eht388.
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Readmission and death after acute heart failure event: predictors and outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: results from the THESUS-HF registry
(October 2, 2013)

Summary: Sliwa, K, Davison BA, Mayosi BM, Damasceno, Sani M, Ogah O, Mondo C, Ojji D, Dzudie AS, Kouam Kouam C, Suliman A, Schrueder N, Yonga G, Ba SA, Maru F, Alemayehu B, Edwards C, Cotter...
2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Digitalis, yesterday and today, but not for ever.
(October 2, 2013)
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Summary:Opie LH. Digitalis, yesterday and today, but not for ever. Circulation Cardiovasc. Qual. Outcomes, 2013;6:511-513.
2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Mediterranean diet for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
(October 2, 2013)

Summary: Opie LH. Mediterranean diet for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. (Refereed letter). N Engl J Med 2013;369:673
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Melatonin protects heart and brain
(October 2, 2013)
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Summary: Opie LH, Lecour S. Melatonin protects heart and brain. Transact Royal Soc South Africa, 2013 online.
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May 2013 sees the celebration of the 80th Birthday of Lionel Opie, founder of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (October 2, 2013)
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Summary: Lecour S, Ferdinandy P, Eisner D. May 2013 sees the celebration of the 80th Birthday of Lionel Opie, founder of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2013 May;58:1-2.
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Clinician Update, Glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK): current status of metabolic therapy for acute coronary syndromes and heart failure
(October 2, 2013)

Summary: Grossman, A, Opie LH, Beshansky, JR, Ingwall JS, Rackley C, Selker H. Clinician Update, Glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK): current status of metabolic therapy for acute coronary syndromes and heart failure. Circulation 2013;127:1040-1048
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

HDL protects against ischemia reperfusion injury by preserving mitochondrial integrity
(October 2, 2013)
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Summary: Frias MA, Pedretti S, Hacking D, Somers S, Lacerda L, Opie LH,James R.W and Lecour S. HDL protects against ischemia reperfusion injury by preserving mitochondrial integrity, Atherosclerosis, May 2013; 228 (1):110-6
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Identification of a KCNQ1 polymorphism acting as a protective modifier against arrhythmic risk in the long QT syndrome
(October 2, 2013)
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Summary: Duchatelet S, Crotti L, Peat R, Denjoy I, Itoh H, Berthet M, Ohno S, Fressart V, Monti MC, Crocamo C, Pedrazzini M, Dagradi F, Vicentini A, Klug D, Brink PA, Goosen A, Swan H, Toivonen...
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Long QT syndrome-associated mutations in intrauterine fetal death
(October 2, 2013)
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Summary: Crotti L, Tester DJ, White WM, Bartos DC, Insolia R, Besana A, Kunic JD, Will ML, Velasco EJ, Bair JJ, Ghidoni A, Cetin I, Van Dyke DL, Wick MJ, Brost B, Delisle BP, Facchinetti F,...
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Calmodulin mutations associated with recurrent cardiac arrest in infants.
(October 2, 2013)
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Summary: Crotti L, Johnson CN, Graf E, De Ferrari GM, Cuneo BF, Ovadia M, Papagiannis J, Feldkamp MD, Rathi SG, Kunic JD, Pedrazzini M, Wieland T, Lichtner P, Beckmann BM, Clark T, Shaffer C, Benson DW,...
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Condizioni cliniche associate ad anomalie dell’intervallo QT: implicazioni cliniche
(October 2, 2013)

Summary: Crotti L, Dossena C, Mastantuono E, Dagradi F, Schwartz PJ: Condizioni cliniche associate ad anomalie dell’intervallo QT: implicazioni cliniche G Ital Cardiol 14:55-65, 2013.
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Common genetic variants predispose to a rare disease associated with sudden cardiac death.
(October 2, 2013)

Summary: Bezzina CR, Barc J, Mizusawa Y, Remme CA, Gourraud J-B, Simonet F, Verkerk AO, Schwartz PJ, Crotti L, Dagradi F, Guicheney P, Fressart V, Leenhardt A, Antzelevitch C, Bartkowiak S, Schulze-Bahr E, Zumhagen S, Behr...
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Periparutm cardiomyopathy: update 2012
(October 2, 2013)

Summary: Bachelier-Walenta K, Hilfiker-Kleiner, Sliwa K. Periparutm cardiomyopathy: update 2012. Curr Opin Crit Care 2013;19:397-403.
Categories: 2013, Peer Reviewed Articles

Loss of cardioprotection with ischemic preconditioning in aging hearts: role of Sirtuin 1?
(September 26, 2013)
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Summary: Adam T, Sharp S, Opie L, Lecour S. Loss of cardioprotection with ischemic preconditioning in aging hearts: role of Sirtuin 1? J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther, 2012, in press
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Peripartum cardiomyopathy and familial dilated cardiomyopathy: a tale of two cases
(August 12, 2013)
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Summary: K TIBAZARWA, K SLIWA, A WONKAM, BM MAYOSI. Peripartum cardiomyopathy and familial dilated cardiomyopathy: a tale of two cases
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Prevalence of myocarditis and cardiotropic virus infection in Africans with HIV-associated cardiomyopathy, idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and heart transplant recipients: a pilot study.

(July 5, 2013)
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Summary: GASNAT SHABOODIEN, CHRISTOPHER MASKE, HELEN WAINWRIGHT, HEIDI SMUTS, MPIKO NTSEKHE,PATRICK J COMMERFORD, MOTASIM BADRI, BONGANI M MAYOSI. Prevalence of myocarditis and cardiotropic virus infection in Africans with HIV-associated cardiomyopathy, idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and heart transplant...
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Soluble st2 differentiates hypertensives with or without left ventricular hypertrophy from those with heart failure.
(July 5, 2013)

Summary: Ojji D, Lecour S, Lacerda L, Adeyemi OM, Opie LH, Sliwa K. Soluble st2 differentiates hypertensives with or without left ventricular hypertrophy from those with heart failure. ESC Heart Failure Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2013.
Categories: 2013, Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Start young, prevention is better than cure: The use of videos to prevent chronic diseases of lifestyle in Soweto
(July 5, 2013)

Summary: Lamont KT, Pretorius S, Albertyn Z, Nicholson L, Sliwa K. Start young, prevention is better than cure: The use of videos to prevent chronic diseases of lifestyle in Soweto. . Pan African Society of Cardiology...
Categories: 2013, Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Effects of melatonin treatment on cardiac function in a model of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pan African Society of Cardiology Conference
(July 5, 2013)

Summary: Maarman G, Blauwet L, Sliwa K, Lecour S. Effects of melatonin treatment on cardiac function in a model of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pan African Society of Cardiology Conference, Dakar, Senegal, May 2013. Cardiovasc J Africa...
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The spectrium of heart disease in two cities in sub-Saharan Africa undergoing socio-economic transition
(July 5, 2013)

Summary: Ojji D, Stewart S, Ajayi S, Manmak M, Jacob A, Sliwa K. The spectrium of heart disease in two cities in sub-Saharan Africa undergoing socio-economic transition. Pan African Society of Cardiology Conference, Dakar, Senegal, May...
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Soluble ST2 detects left ventricular geometrica patterns in a cohort of African hypertensive subjects
(July 5, 2013)

Summary: Ojji D, Opie LH, Lecour S, Lacerda L, Adeyemi BM, Sliwa K. Soluble ST2 detects left ventricular geometrica patterns in a cohort of African hypertensive subjects. Pan African Society of Cardiology Conference, Dakar, Senegal, May...
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Do environmental factors, including sleeping patterns, affect the prevalence of obesity in an urban African population.
(July 5, 2013)

Summary: Pretorius S, Sliwa K, Stewart S, Carrington M, Crowther NJ. Do environmental factors, including sleeping patterns, affect the prevalence of obesity in an urban African population. Pan African Society of Cardiology Conference, Dakar, Senegal, May...
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Phenotyping and outcome on contemporary management in a German cohort of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
(March 10, 2013)
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Summary: Haghikia A, Podewski E, Libhaber E, Sliwa K, et al. Phenotyping and outcome on contemporary management in a German cohort of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy. Basic Research in Cardiology, June, 2013;108: 366.
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Heart rate and blood pressure interactions in the development of erectile dysfunction in high-risk cardiovascular patients.
(March 10, 2013)

Summary: Kratz MT, Schumacher H, Sliwa K, et al. Heart rate and blood pressure interactions in the development of erectile dysfunction in high-risk cardiovascular patients. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Mar;21(3):272-280.
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Is all heart failure the same around the globe?
(March 10, 2013)
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Summary: Sliwa K. Is all heart failure the same around the globe? Eur Heart Journal, Oct, 2013; 34: 3091-3096.
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Relationship between left ventricular geometry and soluble ST2 in a cohort of hypertensive patients.
(March 10, 2013)

Summary: Ojji DB, Opie LH, Lecour S, Lacerda L, Adeyemi O, Sliwa K. Relationship between left ventricular geometry and soluble ST2 in a cohort of hypertensive patients. J Clin Hypertens. 15 Dec, 2013;15:899-904.
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African Pertnership for Chronic Disease research (APCDR). Association of HIV and ART with cardiometabolic traits in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
(March 10, 2013)
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Summary: Dillon DG, Gurdasani D, Sliwa K, Sandhu MS et al. African Pertnership for Chronic Disease research (APCDR). Association of HIV and ART with cardiometabolic traits in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int. J...
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Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) perspective on the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2012 chronic heart failure guideline.
(March 10, 2013)
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Summary: Mpe T, Klug eq, Sliwa K, Hitzeroth J, Smith DA. Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) perspective on the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2012 chronic heart failure guideline. S Afr Me4d J. 2013...
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A comprehensive review: The evolution of animal models in pulmonary hypertension research. Are we there yet?
(March 10, 2013)
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Summary: Maarman GJ, Lecour S, Butrous G, Thienemann F, Sliwa K. A comprehensive review: The evolution of animal models in pulmonary hypertension research. Are we there yet? Pulmonary Circulation, 2013 Dec;3:739-56
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