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Atrial fibrillation cases seen at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
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Aim: To determine the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) on electrocardiograms (ECG) of patients attending the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu. Subjects and Methods: Electrocardiograms done at the UNTH between April and September 2004 were analysed. The patients were mainly in-patients. Further information on the patients were obtained from their medical records. Results: 860 ECGs were studied. 30 of them (3.5%) had atrial fibrillation (AF). Seventeen (56.7%) were males and thirteen (43.3%) females. 66.7% of the cases were aged 50 years and above. In 33.3% of the cases, hypertension was the underlying disease, followed by valvular heart disease (23.3%). Conclusion: The incidence of AF in UNTH was 3.5%. There were more males than females with AF. Most of the cases were in the older age group. Hypertension was the commonest underlying disease. Keywords: atrial fibrillation, UNTH <I>Journal of College of Medicine</I> Vol. 10(2) 2005: 102-106
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Anisiuba, BC; Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, PMB 01129 Enugu Nigeria ;, Ejim, EC; ;, Onwubere, BJC; ;, Ikeh, VO; ;, Ike, SO; ;
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Publisher :  Journal of College of Medicine Association of Crop Science, Uganda     Type :  Peer-Reviewed Article,     Format :  -    
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Journal of College of Medicine - Journal of College of Medicine; Vol. 10, No. 2 (2005)
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