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Cardiovascular imaging in South Africa: Is the heartache easing?

Leonie Scholtz
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 20, No 2 | a1045 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v20i2.1045 | © 2016 Leonie Scholtz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 June 2016 | Published: 11 November 2016

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Leonie Scholtz, Department of Radiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

There is an escalation in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. The radiology community of South Africa plays an important role in curbing this epidemic. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance is now regarded as a very important tool in our diagnostic armamentarium, and in this issue some of the established applications, as well as exciting new developments, are discussed.

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Cardiac Imaging; South Africa; Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

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