CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 1, FEB 2002
  1. Title: Hypertension / preeclampsia : editorial
    Authors: Odendaal, H.
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.5-8
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  2. Title: Manipulation of papillary muscle cyclic nucleotides during anoxia-reoxygenation : effects on contractility : cardiovascular topics
    Authors: Upton, J.J.; Huisamen, B.; Lochner, A.
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.10-16
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    Abstract: Endogenous nitric oxide and the accompanying cGMP formation has been postulated to play a role in the pathophysiology of myocardial anoxia-reoxygenation. A direct relationship between cGMP and the alterations observed in contractility under these conditions has never been demonstrated. In this study, cGMP in rat papillary muscles during anoxia and reoxygenation was correlated with mechanical function. Isolated papillary muscles were stimulated continuously and made anoxic for 40 min after a 2-hour stabilisation period. Anoxia caused an abbreviated contraction curve by decreasing the maximum contraction strength, time to peak contraction and relaxation time, accompanied by a significant decrease in tissue cGMP and cAMP levels (controls: 29.09 ± 1.62 and 568.8 ± 35.65; anoxia: 16.62 ± 1.51 and 403.3 ± 30.19 pmoles/gww), which partially returned to pre-anoxic values upon reoxygenation. cGMP levels were significantly elevated by addition of 8-Br-cGMP (a cGMP analogue), but this elevation (154.4 ± 20.89 pmoles/gww), had no effects on the contractility pattern of muscles during normoxia, anoxia or reoxygenation, suggesting that in isolated ventricular muscle, cGMP levels play a minor role in regulating muscle contractility.
     
  3. Title: Maternal deaths due to pre-existing cardiac disease : review article
    Authors: Naidoo, D.P.; Desai, D.K.; Moodley, J.
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.17-20
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    Abstract: Heart disease in pregnancy is an uncommon problem in the developed world, but reaches a high prevalence in poor countries. In South Africa 0.65% of all pregnant women have heart disease, and there is an unacceptably high morbidity and mortality rate (9.5%). Rheumatic heart disease accounts for most of this mortality, mitral stenosis being the commonest lesion. In April 2000 the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) reported that close to half of non-obstetric maternal deaths in South Africa were due to cardiac disease. Several preventable factors were identified that precipitated decompensation and could have accounted for this high mortality. Among them, lack of adequate antenatal evaluation, uncontrolled fluid infusion, failure to identify the patient at risk, and failure to recognise the risk of autotransfusion in the postpartum phase, were contributing factors. This report of the problems seeks to address ways in which these difficulties may be rectified.
     
  4. Title: Hypertension in pregnancy : round-table discussion : part 1 : cardiovascular profile
    Authors: Brink, A.; Akande, W.; Moodley, J.; Hague, W.; Hall, D.; Steyn, W.; Dekker, G.; Odendaal, H.
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.22-28
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  5. Title: Acute myocarditis in a patient with eosinophilia and pulmonary infiltrates : case report
    Authors: Goldberg, L.; Mekel, J.; Chita, G.
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.29-34
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    Abstract: This is a case of necrotising myopericarditis complicated with an acute apical left ventricular aneurysm in a young patient with the history of bronchial asthma and recurrent eosinophilia. Prompt clinical improvement coinciding with normalisation of the blood count in response to steroids was observed. Possible aetiology of hypereosinophilia is discussed.
     
  6. Title: Preserve trial surprises with unexpected results on LV hypertrophy reduction with calcium channel blockers : drug trends in cardiology
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.37-38
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  7. Title: AstraZeneca's investment in landmark trials in heart failure : drug trends in cardiology
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.38-40
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  8. Title: Aspirin and deep vein thrombosis : drug trends in cardiology
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.40-41
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  9. Title: Multi-centre trial of aspirin highlights increased safety with higher dose : drug trends in cardiology
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.42-43
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  10. Title: Cardio news
    From: Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa, Vol 13, Issue 1, Jan
    Published: 2002
    Pages: p.44
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Cardiac diastolic function after recovery from pre-eclampsia

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The effect of iloprost and sildenafil, alone and in combination, on myocardial ischaemia and nitric oxide and irisin levels

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The aetiology of cardiovascular disease: a role for mitochondrial DNA?

Published: 25 August 2017
 
 
The effect of lifestyle interventions on maternal body composition during pregnancy in developing countries: a systematic review

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Red cell distribution width is correlated with extensive coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus

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A survey of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors among university employees: a single institutional study

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A comparative study on the cardiac morphology and vertical jump height of adolescent black South African male and female amateur competitive footballers

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Efficacy of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a sub-aortic aneurysm case

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A preliminary review of warfarin toxicity in a tertiary hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

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Clinical profile, management and outcomes of patients with pulmonary embolism: a retrospective tertiary centre study in Angola

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Role of melatonin in glucose uptake by cardiomyocytes from insulin-resistant Wistar rats

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Atorvastatin inhibits cholesterol-induced caspase-3 cleavage through down-regulation of p38 and up-regulation of Bcl-2 in the rat carotid artery

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Relationship between coronary tortuosity and plateletcrit coronary tortuosity and plateletcrit

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Electrocardiographic abnormalities in treatment-naïve HIV subjects in south-east Nigeria

Published: 24 March 2017
 
 
Medication adherence among cardiac patients in Khartoum State, Sudan: a cross-sectional study

Published: 24 March 2017
 
 
Prevalence of rheumatic valvular heart disease in Rwandan school children: echocardiographic evaluation using the World Heart Federation criteria

Published: 1 March 2017
 
 
Factors affecting interest in cardiothoracic surgery among junior surgical residents in Nigeria

Published: 1 March 2017
 
 
New World’s old disease: cardiac hydatid disease and surgical principles

Published: 20 February 2017
 
 
Right ventricular strain as predictor of pulmonary complications in patients with femur fracture

Published: 01 February 2017
 
 
Atrial myxoma: a rare cause of hemiplegia in children

Published: 09 December 2016
 
 
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