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Sarah Kraus
University of Cape Town
11Publications
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#1Sarah Kraus (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2Petronella Samuels (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 2
Last.Ntobeko A.B. Ntusi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 12
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#2Sarah KrausH-Index: 4
Last.Karen SliwaH-Index: 64
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#2Sarah Kraus (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
Last.Ntobeko A.B. Ntusi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 12
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality globally. CVD comprises a wide range of clinical entities, i.e. cardiomyopathies, hypertension, aortopathies, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, dyslipidaemia and arrhythmias, which are heritable. In the past 5 decades, substantial effort has been invested in understanding the genes and specific DNA sequence variants responsible for this heritability. The explosion of new knowledge of genetics ...
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#1Bongani M. Mayosi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 60
#2Maryam FishH-Index: 2
Last.Lia CrottiH-Index: 42
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Background—Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetically heterogeneous condition caused by mutations in genes encoding desmosomal proteins in up to 60% of cases. The 40% o...
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#1Eric KlugH-Index: 4
#2Ntobeko A.B. Ntusi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 12
Last.Gboyega A Ogunbanjo (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)H-Index: 4
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To the Editor: I note with interest the review entitled 'Heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa: A clinical approach'. It is very concerning that the only heart failure guideline published in Africa was not referenced in this review. The Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFSSA) is the only official heart failure society in Africa. The HeFSSA guideline was published as a modification of the European Society of Cardiology guideline that is quoted in the review, specifically to impart a 'sub-Sah...
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#1Eric KlugH-Index: 4
#2Ntobeko A.B. Ntusi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 12
Last.Karen Sliwa (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 64
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Letter by Klug on article by Kraus et al. (Kraus S, Ogunbanjo G, Sliwa K, Ntusi NA. Heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa: A clinical approach. S Afr Med J 2016;106(1):23-31. DOI:10.7196/samj.2016.v106i1.10325), and response by Ntusi et al.
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#1Maryam FishH-Index: 2
#2Gasnat ShaboodienH-Index: 9
Last.Bongani M. MayosiH-Index: 60
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#1Maryam Fish (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 2
#2Gasnat Shaboodien (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 9
Last.Bongani M. Mayosi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 60
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Cardiomyopathy is an important cause of heart failure in Sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for up to 30% of adult heart failure hospitalisations. This high prevalence poses a challenge in societies without access to resources and interventions essential for disease management. Over 80 genes have been implicated as a cause of cardiomyopathy. Mutations in the phospholamban (PLN) gene are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and severe heart failure. In Africa, the prevalence of PLN mutations ...
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#1Sarah Kraus (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
#2Gboyega A Ogunbanjo (Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University)H-Index: 4
Last.Ntobeko A.B. Ntusi (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 12
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Despite medical advances, heart failure (HF) remains a global health problem and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is no exception, with decompensated HF being the most common primary diagnosis for patients admitted to hospital with heart disease. In SSA the in-hospital mortality rate of decompensated HF is up to 8.3%. HF is a clinical syndrome that is caused by a diverse group of aetiologies, each requiring unique management strategies, highlighting the need for diagnostic certainty and a broad understa...
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#1Jonathan G. Peter (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 12
#2Grant Theron (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 27
Last.Keertan Dheda (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 57
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The purpose of this study was to compare use of the PFSS-11 (Pulmonary Functional Status Scale-11 item) and QOL for 24 patients with lung cancer in a telemonitoring RCT. Psychometric analysis supported the validity and reliability of the PFSS-11(Chen, Narsavage, et al., Res Nurs Health, 2010;33:477-85). It includes items measuring difficulty with daily life, important to Quality of Life(QOL). Sample :Age 62.8±11.3 yrs; 62% married; 29% living alone; 16.7% Medicaid-welfare; 45% low income; 45.8% ...
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