n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - 4th All-African conference on heart disease, diabetes and stroke : 11th Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) conference : conference report

Volume 24, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



Cardiovascular disease is on the rise in Africa. Evidence indicates an increased prevalence of ischaemic heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and disease of the pericardium (HIV/AIDS). Highlights from the PASCAR meeting hosted in Dakar, Senegal, 16-20 May 2013, are reported below. The full set of abstracts can be viewed at http://www.cvja.co.za/onlinejournal/vol24/pascar_2013.

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