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Hypertension and primary myocardial disease in congestive cardiac failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10895236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study has tried to use end diastolic diameter the index of chamber dilatation to discriminate between hypertensive heart failure and diluted cardiomyopathy as both conditions are known to overlap in cases of congestive cardiac failure. The sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value was 66.7%, 68% and 66.7% respectively. This means that alone, end diastolic diameter is not a very acute discriminator in cases where an overlap as shown in the figure occurs. It is therefore necessary to use all discriminatory indices in combination to get better accuracy.
Authors:
B N Okeahialam; F I Anjorin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of medicine and medical sciences     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0309-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Publication Date:    1997 Mar-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-04     Completed Date:  2000-08-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801013     Medline TA:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure / physiology
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications*,  ultrasonography
Cohort Studies
Diastole
Dilatation, Pathologic / ultrasonography
Echocardiography
Female
Heart Failure / etiology*
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography
Humans
Hypertension / complications*,  ultrasonography
Male
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Systole
Ventricular Function, Left

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