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Table 5 Comparison of present study with previous studies in Nigeria

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

Parameter Present study Aje et al[20] Sani et al [7]* Ike et al[21] Ukoh et al[22]* Agomuoh et al[23] Balogun et al[9] Adesanya et al[8]*
Number 1441 1544 594 2527 869 141 100 249
Duration 18 mths 19 mths 24 mths 10 yrs 8 yrs 36 mths 30 mths 12 mths
HHD 817 687 228 436 249 48 53 24
VHD 53 54 64 868 152 13 7 14
CM 44 40 144 237 165 28 21 14
PD 26 22 7 228 12 6 4 20
CP 26 15 7 31 12 1 0 0
IHD 9 18 23 20 22 0 2 0
CHD 6 10 6 334 52 2 0 0
NS 449 674 100 275 58 43 13 17
  1. * Classification of various conditions was reclassified. Only the main common diagnoses were included. HHD = Hypertensive Heart Disease, VHD = Valvular Heart Disease, CM = Cardiomyopathy, PD = Pericardial Diseases, CP = Cor-pulmonale, IHD = Ischaemic Heart Disease, CHD = Congenital Heart Disease, NS = Normal Study