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First doctoral thesis in the area of health defended at Universidade Agostinho Neto

It was Mauer Alexandre da Ascensão Gonçalves, cardiologist, who defended this Wednesday the first doctoral thesis in the area of health at Universidade Agostinho Neto (UAN) with the theme “Electrocardiographic alterations and their association with cardiovascular risk factors in a population-based study in northern Angola”.


In the specialty of Biomedical Sciences, the research work was based on the collection of samples on the electrocardiographic alteration and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in 2379 citizens aged between 15 and 81 years. The collection was carried out between September 2013 and March 2014 in the province of Bengo.

"Of the 2379 respondents, 889 are men and 1490 are women, with the lowest rates more prevalent in men and the highest in women", stressed the cardiologist, speaking to Angop.

According to the author, this type of cardiology research is rare in black populations, considering it the necessary physician considering the different population groups.

Ema Fernandes, coordinator of PhDs in Biomedical Sciences at UAN, noted that any training in Angola represents an added value, both in terms of scientific knowledge and in favor of the population.

The official also mentioned that this thesis, in particular, will be useful for clinicians specializing in cardiology and not only, taking into account the assessment of the cardiovascular alteration of patients compared to the country itself, contrary to what happened until now, in which the data of reference were available worldwide.

"This way, they will be able to obtain results closer to our reality, in a faster and more efficient way, which becomes a great achievement for the country, especially in the area of ​​cardiology", said the professor, also quoted by Angop.

Mauer Gonçalves is a specialist in Cardiology and an assistant research professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Universidade Agostinho Neto.

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