Learn More
BACKGROUND The prevalence of hypertension in the Sub-Saharan Africa region is increasing as a manifestation of the epidemiological transition, and this fact will oblige these countries to mobilize significant resources. World Bank estimates cheaper to prevent cardiovascular disease than to treat people once these diseases are established suggesting the need(More)
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to describe epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects of high-grade atrioventricular block in Lomé. Out of 2245 patients hospitalized between June 2004 and May 2009, a total of 22 cases of high-grade atrioventricular block were detected thus a prevalence of 1%. The main symptoms were syncope and(More)
UNLABELLED According to the WHO, cardiovascular disease such as arterial hypertension and ischemic heart disease will be the main non-communicable diseases in developing countries in the next decades. In Togo, there is no statistic on this disease on this day. Our objectives were to study the epidemiological aspects and to describe the risk factors of this(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the frequency of cardiovascular diseases, their risk factors as well as their evolution in two cardiology departments of Lomé. METHODS This cross-sectional study was carried out among patients attending two cardiology departments of Lomé, from June 2004 to May 2009, who had a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. RESULTS A total(More)
BACKGROUND Dual antiplatelet therapy, comprising aspirin and clopidogrel, is recommended in patients undergoing coronary stenting to avoid the occurrence of stent thrombosis and others ischaemic events. Interindividual response to clopidogrel varies, however, with poor response associated with an increased risk of ischaemic events. New assays are available(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have suggested that longer duration of cardiac monitoring is suitable for the detection of occult paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) after stroke; however, most studies involved patients aged≥65years - a population with a high stroke rate. AIMS To assess the incidence of paroxysmal AF in unselected young patients presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence and prevalence rates of the heart failure in the world approach epidemic proportions. The evaluation of the follow-up of the treatment of heart failure can allow the setting up of strategies to reduce the frequency of decompensations and improve the quality of life of these patients. OBJECTIVES To estimate the compliance to(More)