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2014

Resting heart rate is associated with renal disease outcomes in patients with vascular disease: results of the ONTARGET and TRANSCEND studies.
(December 9, 2014)
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Summary: Böhm M, Schumacher H, Schmieder RE, Mann JF, Teo K, Lonn E, Sleight P, Mancia G, Linz D, Mahfoud F, Ukena C, Sliwa K, Bakris G, Yusuf S. Resting heart rate is associated with renal...
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Cardiac medication during pregnancy, data from the ROPAC.
(December 9, 2014)
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Summary: Titia PE Ruys, Aldo Maggioni, Mark R Johnson, Karen Sliwa, Luigi Tavazzi, Markus Schwerzmann, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Mirta Kozelj, Ariane Marelli, Uri Elkayam, Roger Hall, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink. Cardiac medication during pregnancy, data from the ROPAC. International...
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Hypertensive Heart Failure in Nigerian Africans: Insights from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry.
(November 19, 2014)
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Summary: Okechukwu S. Ogah, Karen Sliwa, Joshua O. Akinyemi, Ayodele O. Falase, Simon Stewart. Hypertensive Heart Failure in Nigerian Africans: Insights from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry. DOI: 10.1111/jch.12496
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Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease
(November 13, 2014)

Summary: Elliot C, Sliwa K, Burton R. Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease. S Afr Med J 2014;104(9):641
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The proposed role of plasma T pro-brain natriuretic peptide in assessing cardiac remodelling in hypertensive African subjects
(November 13, 2014)
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Summary: Dike B Ojji, Lionel H Opie, Sandrine Lecour, Lydia Lacerda, Olusoji M Adeyemi, Karen Sliwa. The proposed role of plasma T pro-brain natriuretic peptide in assessing cardiac remodelling in hypertensive African subjects. CVJ Africa Vol25, 5...
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World Heart Failure Alliance White Paper on Heart Failure: Presenting disease and death worldwide.
(October 18, 2014)

Summary: Ponikowski P, Anker SD, Habib KF, Cowie MR, Force TL, Hu S, Jaarsma T, Krum H, Rastogi V, Rohde LE, Sama U, Shimokawa H, Siswanto BB, Sliwa K, Filippatos G. World Heart Failure Alliance White...
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The Global Burden of Myocarditis: Part 1: A Systematic Literature Review for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study.
(October 18, 2014)
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Summary: Cooper LT Jr, Keren A, Sliwa K, Matsumori A, Mensah GA. The Global Burden of Myocarditis: Part 1: A Systematic Literature Review for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study. Glob...
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Economic burden of heart failure: investigating outpatient and inpatient costs in Abeokuta, Southwest Nigeria
(October 18, 2014)
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Summary: Ogah OS, Stewart S, Onwujekwe OE, Falase AO, Adebayo SO, Olunuga T, Sliwa K. Economic burden of heart failure: investigating outpatient and inpatient costs in Abeokuta, Southwest Nigeria. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 21;9(11):e113032. doi: 10.1371
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Short-term outcomes after hospital discharge in patients admitted with heart failure in Abeokuta, Nigeria: Data from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry.
(September 30, 2014)
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Summary: Ogah OS, Stewart S, Falase AO, Akinyemi JO, Adegbite GD, Alabi AA, Durodola A, Ajani AA, Sliwa K. Short-term outcomes after hospital discharge in patients admitted with heart failure in Abeokuta, Nigeria: Data from the Abeokuta Heart Failure...
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Spectrum of cardiac disease in maternity in a low-resource cohort in South Africa.
(September 30, 2014)
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Summary: Sliwa K, Libhaber E, Elliott C, Momberg Z, Osman A, Zühlke L, Lachmann T, Nicholson L, Thienemann F, Roos-Hesselink J, Anthony J. Spectrum of cardiac disease in maternity in a low-resource cohort in South Africa. Heart....
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Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.
(September 8, 2014)

Summary: Murray CJ, Ortblad KF, Guinovart C, Lim SS et tal. Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013....
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Heart failure care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
(September 8, 2014)

Callender T, Woodward M, Roth G, Farzadfar F, Lemarie JC, Gicquel S, Atherton J, Rahimzadeh S, Ghaziani M, Shaikh M, Bennett D, Patel A, Lam CS, Sliwa K, Barretto A, Siswanto BB, Diaz A, Herpin...
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Predictors of rehospitalisation in patients admitted with heart failure in Abeokuta, Nigeria: Data from the Abeokuta Heart failure Registry.
(September 8, 2014)
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Ogah OS, Stewart S, Falase AO, O Akinyemi J, Adegbite GD, Alabi AA, Ajani AA, Adesina JO, Durodola A, Sliwak. Predictors of rehospitalisation in patients admitted with heart failure in Abeokuta, Nigeria: Data from the..
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Predictors of hospitalisations for heart failure and mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease: a systematic review.
(July 16, 2014)
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Summary: Anastase Dzudie, Andre Pascal Kengne, Friedrich Thienemann, Karen Sliwa. Predictors of hospitalisations for heart failure and mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease: a systematic review. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004843doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004843
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Karen Sliwa: cardiology from the heart of South Africa
(July 16, 2014)
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Summary: Karen Sliwa: cardiology from the heart of South Africa. Lancet Vol 384 July 12,
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Lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in urban Africans presenting with communicable versus non-communicable forms of heart disease: the ‘Heart of Soweto’ hospital registry study
(July 15, 2014)

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Jasmine G Lyons, Karen Sliwa, Melinda J Carrington, Frederick Raal, Sandra Pretorius, Friedrich Thienemann, Simon Stewart. Lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in urban Africans presenting with communicable versus non-communicable forms of heart disease: the ‘Heart of...
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Contemporary Profile of Acute Heart Failure in Southern Nigeria: Data From the Abeokuta Heart Failure Clinical Registry
(July 1, 2014)
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Ogah OS, Stewart S, Falase AO, Akinyemi JO, Adegbite GD, Alabi AA, Ajani AA, Adesina JO, Durodola A, Sliwa K. Contemporary Profile of Acute Heart Failure in Southern Nigeria: Data From the Abeokuta Heart Failure Clinical...
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Renal dysfunction in African patients with Acute heart failure
(June 23, 2014)

Mahmoud U Sani; Bert A Davison; Gad Cotter; Karen Sliwa; Christopher Edwards; Licette Liu, Albertino Damasceno; Bongani M Mayosi; Okechukwu S Ogah; Charles Mondo; Anastase Dzudie; Dike B Ojji; and Adrian A Voors. Renal dysfunction...
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Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.
(May 12, 2014)
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Wang H, Lidel CA, Coates MM, Sliwa K, Murray CJ et al. Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study...
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Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the global Burden of Disease Study 2013
(May 12, 2014)
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Kassebaum NJ, Bertozzi-Villa A, Coggeshall MS, Sliwa K, Lozano R, et al. Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet....
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A meta-analysis of echocardiographic measurements of the left heart for the development of normative reference ranges in a large international cohort: the EchoNoRMAL study.
(May 12, 2014)
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Summary: Doughty RN, Gardin JM, Hobbs FD, Sliwa K, Whalley GA et al. A meta-analysis of echocardiographic measurements of the left heart for the development of normative reference ranges in a large international cohort: the EchoNoRMAL...
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Pathophysiology and epidemiology of peripartum cardiomyopathy
(March 24, 2014)
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Summary:Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Sliwa K. Pathophysiology and epidemiology of peripartum cardiomyopathy. Nature Reviews
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Possible joint pathways of early pre-eclampsia and congenital heart defects via angiogenic imbalance and potential evidence for cardio-placental syndrome
(March 24, 2014)
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Summary:Sliwa K, Mebazaa A. Possible joint pathways of early pre-eclampsia and congenital heart defects via angiogenic imbalance and potential evidence for cardio-placental syndrome. Eur Heart J. Mar, 2014;35:680-2.
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EURObservational Research Programme: a worldwide registry on peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) in conjunction with the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on PPCM
(March 24, 2014)

Summary: Sliwa K, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Mebazaa A, Petrie MC, Maggioni AP, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Schaufelberger M, Tavazzi L, van Veldhuisen DJ, Roos-Hesslink JW, Shah AJ, Seferovic PM, Elkayam U, van Spaendonck-Zwarts K, Bachelier-Walenta K, Mouquet F, Kraigher-Krainer...
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Titin gene mutations are common in families with both peripartum cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy
(March 24, 2014)
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Summary:Van Spaendonck-Zwarts, Posafalvi A, van der Berg MP, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Bollen IAE, Sliwa K, Alders M, Almomani R, van Langen IM, van der Meer P, Sinke RJ,van der Velden J,Van Veldhuisen DJ, van Tintelen JP. ...
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Opposing roles of Akt and STAT3 in the protection of the maternal heart from peripartum stress.
(March 24, 2014)
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Summary: Ricke-Hoch M, Bultmann I, Stapel B, Condorelli G, Rinas U, Sliwa K, Scherr M, Hilfiker-Kleiner D. Opposing roles of Akt and STAT3 in the protection of the maternal heart from peripartum stress. 15 Mar, Cardiovasc...
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A comprehensive review: The evolution of animal models in pulmonary hypertension research. Are we there yet?
(March 23, 2014)
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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.
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The effect of left ventricular remodeling on soluble ST2 in a cohort of hypertensive subjects
(March 23, 2014)

Summary:Ojji D, Opie L, Lecour S, Lacerda L, Adeyemi O, Sliwa K. The effect of left ventricular remodeling on soluble ST2 in a cohort of hypertensive subjects. J Human Hypertens. 2014, January 9, DOI 10.1038/jhh.2013.130
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Heart rate is associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular events, cardiovascular and all-cause death in patients with stable chronic cardiovascular disease: an analysis of ONTARGET/TRANSCEND.
(March 23, 2014)
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Summary: Lonn EM, Rambihar S, Gao P, Custodis FF, Sliwa K, Teo KK, Yusuf S, Bohm M. Heart rate is associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular events, cardiovascular and all-cause death in patients with stable...
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Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in pregnant African women.
(March 23, 2014)
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Summary:Sliwa K, Ojji, Bachelier K, Böhm M, Damasceno A, Stewart S. Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in pregnant women. Clin Res Cardiol, 2014 DOI 10.1007/s00392-014-0660-z.
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Incidence and prevalence of pregnancy-related heart disease.
(March 23, 2014)
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Summary: Sliwa K, Böhm M. Incidence and prevalence of pregnancy-related heart disease. Cardiovascular Research 2014; 23 January.
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