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Focus areas of cardiovascular medical device research in South Africa

Chipo Chimhundu, Kylie de Jager, Tania Douglas

Abstract


We investigated the focus of cardiovascular medical device research in South Africa over the 15-year period 2000 - 2014. Information drawn from journal articles was used for the analysis, with attention to articles describing a contribution to the development of a cardiovascular medical device, or a new application of an existing device. The findings suggest that research has focused on diagnostic and monitoring as well as prosthetic cardiovascular medical devices, with specific emphasis on vascular and valvular heart diseases.


Authors' affiliations

Chipo Chimhundu, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Kylie de Jager, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Tania Douglas, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Cardiovascular; Medical device; South Africa; Heart; Blood vessels; Publication

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(1):55-56. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i1.10166

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-10-05
Date published: 2015-11-20

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