Title: PAPUCO - the Pan African Pulmonary hypertension Cohort study: Preliminary data analysis after one year of recruitment
Author: Friedrich Thienemann
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2013-03-07 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Thienemann_Abstract_DEC12.pdf
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and consecutive right heart failure
(RHF) is a "not-so-rare" form of heart disease of multiple aetiologies in Africa. PH is a devastating, progressive disease, with increasingly debilitating symptoms and, usually, shortened overall life expectancy. The epidemiology of PH in Africa and the distribution of its multitude of aetiologies has not yet been
described, but limited reports suggest that the incidence of PH in Africa is
higher than that reported from developed countries, owing to the pattern of diseases prevalent in the region. Many known risk factors for PH are hyperendemic in this part of the world, including HIV/AIDS, schistosomiasis, and hereditary haemoglobinopathies. A high prevalence of tuberculosis, poorly treated asthma, high levels of pollution in urban areas subsequently lead to various forms of pulmonary disease and PH.
Classification: 2013 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-06-28 00:26:24 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-06-28 00:29:22 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-06-28 00:30:36 (W3C-DTF)

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