Journal of General Practice

ISSN: 2329-9126

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Isaac Kofi Owusu

School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences,

  • Research Article
    Echocardiographic Abnormalities in Patients with HIV Infection at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana
    Author(s): Isaac Kofi Owusu and Bright OppongIsaac Kofi Owusu and Bright Oppong

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a global public health issue and a major problem in sub- Saharan Africa. This study was a descriptive cross-sectional study designed to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular abnormalities in HIV positive patients using echocardiography. The study was carried out at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana. Treatment naïve HIV positive patients aged between 16 and 82 years were recruited from the HIV clinic using simple random sampling. Disease history documentation, physical examination and trans-thoracic echocardiography were performed on all study participants. Two hundred (200) patients were studied. They were aged between 16 and 82 years with the mean age (± SD) of 40.6 (± 10.5) years. There were more females (74.5%; n=149) than males (25.5%; n=5.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9126.1000148

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