Abo Omotoso

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Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is considered an independent risk factor even in the absence of systemic hypertension. Electrocardiographic (ECG) LVH with repolarisation changes has been found in some countries to carry more coronary risk than LVH alone. How far this observation is true among adult Nigerians is not known. We therefore decided to study(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of both systolic and diastolic hypertensions in relation to age and their impacts on target organ among adult Nigerians with hypertension. DESIGN Observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The Cardiovascular Clinic of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, from July 2002 to June 2003. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic hypertension is a common cause of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. However, its prevalence in Nigerians with untreated systemic hypertension is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in newly diagnosed Nigerians with systemic hypertension using Doppler transmitral inflow and(More)
One hundred and seven consecutive Black Africans hypertensive heart failure patients made of 52 Gambians and 55 Nigerians (51 males + 56 females) aged 53.6 +/- 12.1 years were followed-up for 12 months or till death. One-year survival curve was determined using Kaplan-Meiers method. The survivors and the deceased were compared using univariate and(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke occurs commonly in individuals above 65 years, especially in the background of atherosclerosis and other risk factors. In young persons below 45 years it is a rare disorder with devastating sequelae on the affected individual. OBJECTIVE Presently there are few reports on the aetiology/risk factors for stroke in young adults in Nigeria.(More)
BACKGROUND The heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) has been proposed as a risk factor for ventricular arrhythmias and death in apparently healthy populations, patients with myocardial infarction and diabetes mellitus. However, data on the significance of QTc prolongation in heart failure are scarce. OBJECTIVE Our(More)
Microalbuminuria (MA) is a predictor of excess cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in non-diabetic hypertensive patients. This study evaluated the electrocardiographic correlates of MA in adult non-diabetic Nigerians with essential hypertension. Ninety-six newly diagnosed hypertensive patients who consented and met the inclusion criteria for the study(More)
Eighty patients (43 M, 37 F), aged 23-89 years who were referred for emergency echocardiography over a 12-month period were prospectively studied in order to determine the reasons for emergency echocardiography and the influence of its results on patient management. The most frequent emergency request was to clarify whether the basis for cardiomegaly in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Prognostic survival studies for heart-rate corrected QT interval in patients with chronic heart failure are few; although these patients are known to have a high risk of sudden cardiac death. This study was aimed at determining the mortality risk associated with prolonged QTc in Nigerians with heart failure. MATERIALS AND METHOD(More)