Pattern of heart disease in adults of the Nigerian Savanna: a prospective clinical study.

@article{Ladipo1977PatternOH,
  title={Pattern of heart disease in adults of the Nigerian Savanna: a prospective clinical study.},
  author={Gani O A Ladipo and John R. L. Froude and ErnestJ. Parry},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  year={1977},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          185-92
        }
}
The pattern of heart disease in 404 patients seen prospectively from the guinea savanna region of Africa is presented. Over 90% presented with cardiac failure. Hypertension, Peripartal Cardiac Failure (PPCF), Congestive Cardiomyopathy and Rheumatic Heart Disease are major problems. The highest incidence of PPCF in the world probably occurs in this area but the prognosis is good. The reasons for this and the possible interrelationship of hypertension with cardiomyopathy and PPCF are discussed… CONTINUE READING

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