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Pathophysiology and epidemiology  of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Pathophysiology and epidemiology of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Posted on: 14 August 2014

Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of complications in pregnancy worldwide, and the number of patients who develop cardiac problems during pregnancy is increasing.


Lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in urban Africans presenting with communicable

Lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in urban Africans presenting with communicable

Posted on: 7 August 2014

An investigation into whether urban Africans displayed lower levels of arteroprotective high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC) when presenting with communicable versus non-communicable forms of heart disease (HD) as both acute infection and chronic inflammation reduce HDLC levels.


HIV can be transmitted from HIV-infected women to their babies

HIV can be transmitted from HIV-infected women to their babies

Posted on: 2 August 2014

HIV can be transmitted from HIV-infected women to their babies. The way this can happen is via transmission to your unborn child during pregnancy or delivery or during breastfeeding.


HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

Posted on: 21 July 2014

Members of HEDUAfrica were privileged to visit the Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne, Australia to learn firsthand about their study focus and methods, particularly in the field of cardiovascular disease.


Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in African women

Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in African women

Posted on: 9 July 2014

Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease is one of the main contributors to a growing burden of non- communicable forms of cardiovascular disease around the globe.