Okechukwu S. Ogah

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BACKGROUND Acute heart failure (AHF) in sub-Saharan Africa has not been well characterized. Therefore, we sought to describe the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of patients admitted with AHF in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS The Sub-Saharan Africa Survey of Heart Failure (THESUS-HF) was a prospective, multicenter, observational survey of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a global problem and it is prevalent in Nigeria. Left ventricular hypertrophy is a major complication of hypertension with risk of sudden death and arrhythmias among others. Abnormal left ventricular geometric patterns also increase the burden of morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important to know the different left(More)
BACKGROUND Echocardiography is a non-invasive, relatively cheap and useful imaging technique for the evaluation of cardiac diseases. The procedure has reliable levels of accuracy. Echocardiography commenced at the Federal medical centre Abeokuta on September 9, 2005.The aim of this study is to report our experience with the procedure, and to define the(More)
BACKGROUND Although echocardiography is a useful and cost-effective technique for the detection of morphological and functional cardiac abnormalities, it has a main limitation in its subjectivity. Therefore the aim of the present study was to assess the intra-observer reproducibility and validity of 2-dimensional guided M-mode echo measurements at a(More)
BACKGROUND The study aimed to determine the frequency and characteristics of heart failure with normal EF in a native African population with heart failure. METHODS It was a hospital cohort study. Subjects were 177 consecutive individuals with heart failure and ninety apparently normal control subjects. All the subjects underwent transthoracic(More)
Dear Sir: Kindly permit me to make a comment on this paper. I read with great delight the paper written by Soliman and Juma 1 titled " Cardiac Disease Patterns in Northern Malawi: Epidemiologic Transition Perspective " and published in J. Epidemiol 2008;18(5):204–208. I must thank and congratulate the authors for their good work and contribution to the(More)
Paranoid syndromes in Graves' disease are rare. The true incidence is lacking. Most reports have emanated from developed countries where medical investigations are readily available. No report of such has emanated from Nigeria. We report a 43-year-old female Nigerian with Graves' disease associated with paranoid schizophrenia and review the literature.
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well known independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. It has been shown that combination of left ventricular mass (LVM) and relative wall thickness (RWT) can be used to identify different forms of left ventricular (LV) geometry. Prospective studies have shown that LV geometric patterns have(More)
  • Rasaaq Adebayo, Amanze Ikwu, Michael Balogun, Maclean Akpa, Okechukwu Iheji, Leopold Aminde +324 others
  • 2015
Dyna Indapamide SR. Each sustained release tablet contains 1,5 mg indapamide. Background: Facilities for Holter electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring in many Nigerian hospitals are limited. There are few published works in Nigeria on the use of 24-hour Holter ECG in cardiac arrhythmic evaluation of patients with cardio-vascular diseases. Objective: To study(More)