PAPUCO presented at PVRI Meeting in Cape Town
Several endemic diseases in Africa can lead to pulmonary hypertension, a disease which mainly affects the right heart and is often fatal. The Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort study (PAPUCO) is Africa’s research consortium to study pulmonary hypertension in resource-constraint settings.
PAPUCO’s principle investigator and GF Jooste Hospital site investigator Dr. Friedrich Thienemann presented preliminary data from South Africa at the 6th PVRI Annual General Meeting, held in Cape Town 7-10 February 2012. The web-based research hub for PAPUCO was developed by integerafrica.