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ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION The Causes, Treatment, and Outcome of Acute Heart Failure in 1006 Africans From 9 Countries Results of the Sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart Failure

By Okechukwu S. Ogah, Mbbs Charles Mondo, Phd Dike Ojji, Mbbs Anastase Dzudie and Charles Kouam Kouam

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Background: Acute heart failure (AHF) in sub-Saharan Africa has not been well characterized. Therefore, we sought to describe the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of patients admitted with AHF in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: The Sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart Failure (THESUS–HF) was a prospective, multicenter, observational survey of patients with AHF admitted to 12 university hospitals in 9 countries. Among patients presenting with AHF, we determined the causes, treatment, and outcomes during 6 months of follow-up

Year: 2007
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