An African cardiology summitThe World Heart Federation African Summit on Best Practices in Policy and Access to Care in 2017 concluded with the Khartoum Action Plan, to improve cardiovascular on the African continent

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is the umbrella organization of continental and national cardiac societies and heart foundations globally, reporting to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHF is dedicated to the global fight against CVD, including heart disease, stroke, and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Building on the first Global Summit on Circulatory Health, held at the 2016 World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health in Mexico City, the second Summit held in Singapore July 2017 focused on building a civil society movement for circulatory health.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Heart Disease Source Type: news
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Source: BMC Family Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CONGENITAL – Commentary Source Type: research
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Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
[The Conversation Africa] The burden of noncommunicable diseases in sub-Saharan African is growing because of factors such as demographic changes and increases in life expectancy. These diseases include heart attacks, stroke, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with AF and VHD, rates of major bleeding were similar among the DOACs and valve types; however, more patients receiving dabigatran experienced SSE. Further studies are needed to validate these findings.
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
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