Echocardiographic diagnoses in HIV-infected patients presenting with cardiac symptoms at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

@inproceedings{Chillo2012EchocardiographicDI,
  title={Echocardiographic diagnoses in HIV-infected patients presenting with cardiac symptoms at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania},
  author={Pilly Chillo and Muhammad Bakari and Johnson Lwakatare},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular journal of Africa},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern of echocardiographic diagnoses in HIV-infected patients presenting with cardiac symptoms at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS Patients known to be HIV positive and with cardiac complaints were prospectively recruited from the Hospital's care and treatment centre as well as from the medical wards. Clinical assessment, laboratory tests and echocardiography were performed. RESULTS A total of 102 patients were recruited from… CONTINUE READING
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