ABOUT CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
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.
LATEST JOURNALS
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa: Volume 25, Issue 5, September / October 2014

• Access to cardiac surgery and outcomes in Uganda
• Effects of rosuvastatin in a rat model of myocardial ischaemia–reperfusion
• Data from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry
• Thrombolysis risk prediction in South African patients
• Hypertensive retinopathy in Congolese patients
• Plasma NT pro-brain natriuretic peptide in cardiac remodelling
• Troubleshooting techniques for the Endurant™ device
• Aortic valve disease in the elderly
• Coronary artery bypass grafting in Behçet’s disease

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Cardiovascular Journal of Africa: Volume 25, Issue 4, July / August 2014

• Cognitive decline: role of the RAAS
• Sudden cardiac death in Africa
• Ambulatory blood pressure profiles in HIV-positive patients
• Evaluation of African patients at risk of venous thrombosis
• Infliximab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
• The Pan-African SCD study
• Clinical applications of cardiovascular MRI
• Ross procedure used in Aspergillus endocarditis with bicuspid aortic valve

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Cardiovascular Journal of Africa: Volume 25, Issue 3, May / June 2014

• Topical rifamycin in diabetics undergoing CABG
• Carbon monoxide poisoning and cardiac repolarisation
• Platelet volume and myocardial perfusion defect in diabetics
• Cardiac preconditioning in isolated perfused hearts
• Quality of life in patients with atherosclerosis obliterans or Buerger’s disease
• Simultaneous CABG and carotid endarterectomy
• Understanding the rise in CVD in Africa
• Novel risk markers in women with ischaemic heart disease
• Emergency endovascular repair of ruptured mycotic aneurysm

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LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS
From the Editor's Desk

This issue contains useful information on patterns of disease presentation in Africa. Grimaldi and colleagues document the pattern of structural heart disease causing heart failure in patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in Kampala. Many were young and suffered from rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and congenital heart disease (CHD). One suspects this was a highly selected group as the patients were identified during NGO missions, presumably aimed at identifying suitable candidates for surgery. Nonetheless the article reflects the importance of RHD as a cause of disability and death in the young in Uganda, as in many other parts of Africa, and emphasises the need for efforts to improve primary and secondary prevention of this eminently preventable disease.

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Conference Report: The way forward for clinical research in Cameroon: First scientific and research day in Douala, 2014

There is a huge need for health research to support contextually relevant health service and policy solutions to better the health of populations in sub-Saharan Africa. This need contrasts with the very timid engagement of healthcare practitioners in research in the region.

It is against this background that the Douala General Hospital (a tertiarycare hospital in Cameroon), under the stewardship of its chief executive officer, organised the first annual scientific and research day in October 2014. This maiden event saw the participation of local research leaders and the eminent director of the South African Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, who co-chaired the event. The aim was to educate students, clinicians and junior researchers on the importance of clinical research and evidence-based medicine around the leading theme of the event: action for clinical research and good medical practice.

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Best Article Winner

Congratulations to our 2013 best article winner Dr Jane Moses & co-authors for their article: Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in three hospital settings in South Africa: does geography influence management and outcome? A retrospective cohort study: cardiovascular topics published in the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa Vol 24 issue 4.
FIRST ADVANCE ONLINE PUBLICATION (ePUBLICATION AHEAD OF PRINT)
The Cardiovascular Journal of Africa has launched an Online First Advance Online Publication (ePublication ahead of print) with full text availability via Pubmed and this website which is accessible via Google and other search engines.

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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