The Cardiovascular Journal of Africa (CVJA) is an international peer-reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric & adult), heart failure, surgery & basic science. CVJA is the official journal of the PASCAR and has been published since 1990.
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa: Volume 26, Issue 2,  March / April 2015

H pylori infection in HIV-infected Africans on HAART
• Dietary salt intake among medical students in Angola
TNNI3 gene mutations in South African patients
• HIV-associated large-vessel vasculopathy
• PASCAR Hypertension Task Force meeting
• Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
• Sudden cardiac death in low-resource settings
• Cardiac sarcoidosis in pregnant women with arrhythmia
• Radiofrequency ablation on a morbidly obese patient
• May–Thurner syndrome with inconsistent findings

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Cardiovascular Journal of Africa:
Volume 26, Issue 2, Special H3Africa Supplement March / April 2015 *

• The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
• Familial clustering of risk factors in CKD
• The GSK Africa NCD Open Lab
• Heart, lung, blood and sleep conditions in Africa
• Rheumatic heart disease in Africa
• The burden of stroke in Africa
• Sickle cell disease and H3Africa
• Endothelial dysfunction in sub-Saharan Africa

* Note: Special H3Africa Supplement to Cardiovascular Journal of Africa Volume 26, Issue 2.

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Cardiovascular Journal of Africa: Volume 26, Issue 1, January / February 2015

In vitro effects of sodium nitroprusside and leptin on vasoconstriction
• Abdominal aortic stiffness: marker of atherosclerosis in childhoodonset asthma
• BMI and severity of CAD related to WHR and severity of CAD
• Circulating adhesion molecules and arterial stiffness
• Redo off-pump coronary artery bypass graft via a left thoracotomy
• Social support and management of hypertension in south-west Nigeria
• Effect of altitude on the measurement of glycated haemoglobin
• Generalised seizure following cardiac surgery
• Takayasu arteritis in pregnancy

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Cardiovascular Journal of Africa: Volume 25, Issue 6, November / December 2014

• Guidelines to facilitate early reperfusion for STEMI in Africa
• Patient education for anxiety after cardiovascular surgery
• Congenital heart disease in the Niger Delta
• Prevalence of hypertension in Gambia and Sierra Leone
De novo atrial fibrillation post cardiac surgery
• South African hypertension practice guideline 2014
• The cardioprotective diet: carbohydrates versus fat
• Shoshin beriberi presenting as cardiogenic shock improved with thiamine
• ICD implantation with Fontan operation for double-inlet left ventricle

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Conference Proceedings: Development of the roadmap and guidelines for the prevention and management of high blood pressure in Africa: proceedings of the PASCAR Hypertension Task Force meeting: Nairobi, Kenya, 27 October 2014

Africa has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The economic changes are associated with a health transition characterised by a rise in cardiovascular risk factors and complications, which tend to affect the African population at their age of maximum productivity.

Recent data from Africa have highlighted the increasing importance of high blood pressure in this region of the world. This condition is largely underdiagnosed and poorly treated, and therefore leads to stroke, renal and heart failure, and death. Henceforth, African countries are taking steps to develop relevant policies and programmes to address the issue of blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in response to a call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by the year 2025 (25 × 25).

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Special Supplement to CVJA Volume 26, Issue 2: H3Africa comes of age

With the advent of technology that made possible large-scale sequencing and genotyping studies, it quickly became apparent that the demographic history of our species had been recorded in the genome and we could reconstruct our wanderings across the globe by studying DNA. While the vast majority of genetic variation is shared among continental populations, the most prominent finding from these early surveys of regional populations was the substantially greater degree of heterozygosity found in contemporary African populations. The ‘out of Africa’ story has long been a central dogma in paleoanthropology, and the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of the continent has also been well documented; yet the implications of this phase of human history for biomedicine had never been fully appreciated.

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Social support and management of hypertension in south-west Nigeria

Social support can facilitate compliance or adherence to recommended treatment regimens, especially for chronic disease management. There is little data from Africa on the role of social support in the management of chronic disease.

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This facility is also known internationally as e-publication, ahead of print and offers authors the opportunity to publish their research articles sooner for an international audience. Read More »

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