Heart of Africa Book launched 12 October 2016 Cameroon

  • 02 November 2016 | Heart of Africa Book launched 12 October 2016 Cameroon

The Heart of Africa book focusses on “Clinical Profile of an Evolving Burden of Heart Disease in Africa”.

Please email info@pascar.org if you wish to apply to obtain a free e-book (a letter of introduction and motivation as to why you would like to receive a copy will be required)

Or go to the link to purchase http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119097002.html

The motivation for the book are - 

“While many high-income countries observe a relative decline in the population impact of heart disease and deal with the problem of an older patient population who readily survive earlier nonfatal encounters with the condition. Africa contends with a typically younger population with frequently advanced and often fatal heart disease. Similarly, while high-income countries exclusively deal with noncommunicable forms of heart disease. Africa contends with both communicable and noncommunicable forms of heart disease.  In clear contrast to regions such as Europe and North America, case complexity is often high and available resources from the individual to societal perspective (particularly primary health care services) are often suboptimal.

This book presents the most salient research detailing the evolving burden of communicable and noncommunicable forms of heart disease published within the past decade. It is designed to give anyone with an interest in heart disease in Africa an immediate sense of where we are, from a clinical to research perspective, in responding to this evolving epidemic.

The six sections in this book include maternal heart health, pediatric heart disease, risk and prevention, infectious heart disease, noncommunicable disease, and heart failure and cardiomyopathies.

Considers the progress of cardiac health care in Africa, summarising and interpreting recent studies and the lessons that can be drawn from their outcomes;
Includes recommendations drawn from study results and discussion points on the future direction of health care management and therapies;
Each chapter contains helpful summary tables and is thoroughly referenced, providing further direction for readers on that topic.

This book will be of interest to health care workers, specialist clinicians, public health practitioners, and health policy makers with an interest in cardiac health care in developing nations.”

Please email info@pascar.org if you wish to apply to obtain a free e-book (a letter introducing you and motivation will be required) Or go to the link to purchase

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119097002.html    

PASCAR wish to congratulate and thank the editors and contributors for their incredible effort and contribution to making this substantial material available in one volume. This book will go a long way towards setting a firm base of knowledge and to establish future direction in medical research. 

A special note of thanks should go to Prof Simon Steward whom through his effort and tenacity secured funding for the initial print and resources that made this book a reality. The Australian Catholic University in Sydney also deserve special notice in this regard.

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