Philip Manman Kolo

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BACKGROUND It is not known whether abnormalities of left ventricular diastolic function are influenced by the various cardiac geometric patterns in Nigerians with newly diagnosed systemic hypertension. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between the parameters of left ventricular diastolic function and the geometric patterns in this group of patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Complications of hypertension are particularly common in people of African descent but previous reports had suggested rarity of hypertensive retinopathy in black Africans. We evaluated retinal changes among Nigerian hypertensive patients and determined their relationship with renal function. METHODS Consecutive Hypertensive patients who were(More)
Contribution of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction to adverse events in patients with cardiovascular diseases is increasingly being recognized and individuals with pedigree for hypertension are thought to exhibit anatomic and or functional changes in their left ventricle before they become hypertensive. This study aimed at characterizing left(More)
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is increasingly being used as a screening test to identify sources of cardiogenic embolism in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). However, no consensus exists presently on the utilization of this imaging facility in individuals with stroke. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the yield of transthoracic(More)
Previous studies have reported abnormal pulmonary function and pulmonary hypertension among Nigerians with sickle cell disease, but there is no report of interstitial lung disease among them. We report a Nigerian sickle cell patient who presented with computed tomography proven interstitial lung disease complicated by pulmonary hypertension and cor(More)
Cardiovascular disease has reached near epidemic proportion in sub-Saharan Africa, and systemic hypertension (SH) remains the driver of cardiovascular complications. We studied hypertension-related admissions and their outcome at the Abubaker Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi, Northeast Nigeria. Records of all patients admitted into(More)
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