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Table 2 Indications for Echocardiography in the 1441 subjects.

From: Spectrum of heart diseases in a new cardiac service in Nigeria: An echocardiographic study of 1441 subjects in Abeokuta

SNO Indication Frequency Percent (%)
1 Abnormal ECG 9 0.6
2 Cardiac murmur 8 0.6
3 Cardiomegaly on CXR 1 0.1
4 Congestive Heart Failure 175 12.1
5 Complete Heart Block 2 0.1
6 Congenital Heart Disease 5 0.3
7 Cor-pulmonale/Pulmonary Hypertension 37 2.6
8 Dilated cardiomyopathy 37 2.6
9 Diabetes Heart Disease 21 1.4
10 Hypertension/Hypertensive Heart Disease 944 65.5
11 Ischaemic Heart Disease 12 0.9
12 Myocarditis 1 0.1
13 Palpitation 18 1.3
14 Pericardial Diseases 19 1.3
15 Pre-chemotherapy 3 0.2
16 Pre-operative cardiac evaluation 7 0.5
17 Restrictive Heart Disease 3 0.2
18 Routine medical check-up 9 0.6
19 Stroke/TIA 35 2.4
20 Thyroid Heart Disease 12 0.9
21 Unexplained Dyspnoea 12 0.9
22 Unexplained leg swelling 2 0.1
23 Valvular Heart Disease 50 3.4
24 Not specified 19 1.3
  Total 1441 100.0