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Cardiac arrhythmias in low- and middle-income countries.

Authors
  • Mkoko, Philasande1
  • Bahiru, Ehete2
  • Ajijola, Olujimi A2
  • Bonny, Aime3, 4
  • Chin, Ashley1
  • 1 The Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 2 UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 3 Department of internal medicine, District hospital Bonassama, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon. , (Cameroon)
  • 4 Service de cardiologie, Hôpital Forcilles, Ferolles-Attilly, France, Unité de rythmologie, Centre hospitalier Le Raincy-Montfermeil, Montfermeil, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
2
Pages
350–360
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21037/cdt.2019.09.21
PMID: 32420117
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are undergoing an epidemiological transition. With an improvement in socioeconomic conditions and an aging population, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), like cardiac arrhythmias, are expected to increase in these countries. However, there are limited studies on the epidemiology and management of cardiac arrhythmias in LMICs. This review will highlight the unique challenges and opportunities that these countries face when managing cardiac arrhythmias. 2020 Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. All rights reserved.

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