Short-term outcomes after hospital discharge in patients admitted with heart failure in Abeokuta, Nigeria: Data from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry

@inproceedings{Ogah2014ShorttermOA,
  title={Short-term outcomes after hospital discharge in patients admitted with heart failure in Abeokuta, Nigeria: Data from the Abeokuta Heart Failure Registry},
  author={Okechukwu S. Ogah and Ayodele O. Falase and Simon Stewart and Gianfranco Sciacca and Joshua O Akinyemi and Gail D. Adegbite and Albert A Alabi and Amina Durodola and Akinlolu A Ajani},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular journal of Africa},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Compared to other regions of the world, there is a paucity of data on the short-term outcome of acute heart failure (AHF) in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. We examined the six-month outcomes (including case fatalities) in 285 of 309 AHF subjects admitted with HF to a tertiary hospital in Abeokuta, Nigeria. METHODS The study cohort of 285 subjects comprised 150 men (52.6%) and 135 women (47.4%) with a mean age of 56.3 ± 15.6 years and the majority in NYHA class III (75… CONTINUE READING

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