Publications

2015

 

Comparison of two training programmes on paramedic-delivered CPR performance.

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Kevin Govender, Karen Sliwa, Lee Wallis, Yugan Pillay.  Comparison of two training programmes on paramedic-delivered CPR performance.  Emerg Med J 2015;0:1-6

2015, Peer Reviewed articles

A Proposal to Incorporate Trial Data Into a Hybrid American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Algorithm for the Allocation of Statin Therapy in Primary Prevention.

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Opie LH.  A Proposal to Incorporate Trial Data Into a Hybrid American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Algorithm for the Allocation of Statin Therapy in Primary Prevention. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Sep 22;66(12):1412-3. 

2015, Peer Reviewed articles

Role of melatonin, melatonin receptors and STAT3 in the cardioprotective effect of chronic and moderate consumption of red wine. 

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Lamont K, Nduhirabandi F, Adam T, Thomas DP, Opie LH, Lecour S.  Role of melatonin, melatonin receptors and STAT3 in the cardioprotective effect of chronic and moderate consumption of red wine.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun.  2015 Oct 2;465(4):719-24

2015, Peer Reviewed articles

Role of toll-like receptor 4 in melatonin-induced cardioprotection

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Nduhirabandi F, Lamont K, Albertyn Z, Opie LH, Lecour S.  Role of toll-like receptor 4 in melatonin-induced cardioprotection.  J Pineal Res.  2015 Oct 14. doi: 10.1111/jpi.12286.

2015, Peer Reviewed articles

Heart failure in low- and middle-income countries: Background, rationale, and design of the INTERnational Congestive Heart Failure Study (INTER-CHF). 

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Hisham Dokainish, Koon Teo, Jun Zhu, Ambuj Roy, Khalid Al-Habib, Ahmed ElSayed, Lia Palileo, Patricio Lopez Jaramillo, Kamilu Karaye, Khalid Yusoff, Andres Orlandini, Karen Sliwa, Charles Mondo, Fernando Lanas, Prabhakar Dorairaj, Mark Huffman, Amr Badr, Mohamed Elmaghawry, Albertino Damasceno, Emilie Belley-Cote, Karen Harkness, Alex Grinvalds, Robert McKelvie, Salim Yusuf.  Heart failure in low- and middle-income countries: Background, rationale, and design of the INTERnational Congestive Heart Failure Study (INTER-CHF). Am Heart J.  2015 Oct;170(4):627-634.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 1

2015, Peer Reviewed articles

Gobal, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013:  a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. 

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GBD2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators.  Gobal, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013:  a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.  Lancet 2015; 385:117-171.

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Two cases of cardiac sarcoidosis in pregnant women with supraventricular arrhythmia.

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Ertekin E, Moosa S, Roos-Hesselink JW, Sliwa K.  Two cases of cardiac sarcoidosis in pregnant women with supraventricular arrhythmia.  Cardiovasc J Africa 2015;26 (2) DOI: 10:5830/CVJA-2015-022.

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection in a Health District in Cameroon: Assessment of the Knowledge and Practices of Nurses.

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Aminde LN, Takah NF, Dzudie A, Bonko NM, Awungafac G, Teno D, Mbuagbaw L, Sliwa K.  Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection in a Health District in Cameroon: Assessment of the Knowledge and Practices of Nurses. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0124416.

2015, Peer reviewed articles   

Current diagnostic treatment strategies for Lutembacher syndrome: the pivotal role of echocardiography.

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Aminde LN, Dzudie A, Takah NF, Ngu KB, Sliwa K, Kengne P.  Current diagnostic treatment strategies for Lutembacher syndrome: the pivotal role of echocardiography.  Cardiovasc. Diagn Ther: 2015 Apr; 5 (2): 122 – 32

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Risk-Factor Profile and Comorbidities in 2398 Patients with newly diagnosed hypertension from the Abuja Heart Study. 

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Ojji DB, Libhaber E, Atherton JJ, Abdullahi B, Nwankwo A, Karen Sliwa.  Risk-Factor Profile and Comorbidities in 2398 Patients with newly diagnosed hypertension from the Abuja Heart Study. Medicine 10/2015; 94(39):e1660.

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Pregnancy-Associated Heart Failure: A Comparison of Clinical Presentation and Outcome between Hypertensive Heart Failure of Pregnancy and Idiopathic Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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Ntusi NB, Badri M, Gumedze F, Sliwa K, Mayosi BM.  Pregnancy-Associated Heart Failure: A Comparison of Clinical Presentation and Outcome between Hypertensive Heart Failure of Pregnancy and Idiopathic Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.  PLoS One. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):e0133466

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Melatonin as a preventive and curative therapy against pulmonary hypertension

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Maarman G, Blackhurst D, Thienemann F, Blauwet L, Butrous G, Davies N, Sliwa K, Lecour S.  Melatonin as a preventive and curative theraphy against pulmonary hypertension.   J Pineal Res. 2015 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/jpi.12263.

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Short message service (SMS) as an educational tool during pregnancy: A literature review.

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Lamont K, Sliuwa K, Stewart S, Carrington N, Pretorius S, Libhaber E, Wiysonge C S, Adebayo E F, Klipstein-Grobusch K.  Short message service (SMS) as an educational tool during pregnancy: A literature review. Health Education Journal 2015: 1-13. DOI:10.1177/0017896915607910

2015, Peer reviewed articles

Is There an Association between Sleeping Patterns and Other Environmental Factors with Obesity and Blood Pressure in an Urban African Population? 

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Sandra Pretorius, Simon Stewart, Melinda J Carrington, Kim Lamont, Karen Sliwa, Nigel J Crowther.  Is there an association between sleeping patterns and other environmental factors with obesity and blood pressure in an urban African population?  PLOS ONE, 2015; 10 (10):  e0131081.

2015, Peer reviewed articles

What is good for the circulation also lessens cancer risk

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Lionel H. Opie1, Gary D. Lopaschuk. What is good for the circulation also lessens cancer risk.  Eur Heart J. 2015 Mar 15. pii: ehu457

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Improving Reconstituted HDL Composition for Efficient Post-Ischemic Reduction of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
 

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Brulhart-Meynet MC, Braunersreuther V, Brinck J, Montecucco F, Prost JC, Thomas A, Galan K, Pelli G, Pedretti S, Vuilleumier N, Mach F, Lecour S, James RW, Frias MA. Improving Reconstituted HDL Composition for Efficient Post-Ischemic...

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Platelet inhibitors influence cardioprotection: importance in preclinical study design: reply

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Lecour S, Schulz R, Ferdinandy P, Hausenloy DJ. Platelet inhibitors influence cardioprotection: importance in preclinical study design: reply Cardiovasc Res. 2015 Apr 1;106(1):8.

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Status of P2Y12 treatment must be considered in evaluation of myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury: reply

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Lecour S, Schulz R, Ferdinandy P, Hausenloy DJ. Status of P2Y12 treatment must be considered in evaluation of myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury: reply. Cardiovasc Res. 2015 Feb 27. pii: cvv052

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Melatonin, the new partner to aspirin?

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Opie L, Lecour S. Melatonin, the new partner to aspirin? Lancet. 2015 Feb 28;385(9970):774.

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Systolic Blood Pressure Variation and Mean Heart Rate Is Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients With High Cardiovascular Risk.


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Michael Böhm, Helmut Schumacher, Darryl Leong, Giuseppe Mancia, Thomas Unger, Roland Schmieder, Florian Custodis, Hans-Christoph Diener, Ulrich Laufs, Eva Lonn, Karen Sliwa, Koon Teo, Robert Fagard, Josep Redon, Peter Sleight, Craig Anderson, Martin O’Donnell, Salim...

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Gender differences in clinical characteristics and outcome of acute heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa: results of the THESUS-HF study

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Okechukwu S. Ogah, Beth A. Davison, Karen Sliwa, Bongani M. Mayosi, Albertino Damasceno, Mahmoud U. Sani, Charles Mondo, Anastase Dzudie, Dike B. Ojji, Charles Kouam, Ahmed Suliman, Neshaad Schrueder, Gerald Yonga, Sergine Abdou Ba, Fikru...

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Black Hypertensive Subjects

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Dike Ojji, John Atherton, Karen Sliwa, Jacob Alfa, Murtala Ngabea, Lionel Opie. Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Black Hypertensive Subjects

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Hypertensive Heart Failure in Nigerian Africans: Insights from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry.

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Ogah OS, Sliwa K, Akinyemi JO, Falase AO, Stewart S. Hypertensive Heart Failure in Nigerian Africans: Insights from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry.

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles

Management of valvular disease in pregnancy

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Sliwa K, Johnson MR, Zilla P, Roos-Hesselink JW. Management of valvular disease in pregnancy. Eur Heart J. 2015 Mar

2015, Peer Reviewed Articles