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Table 1 Echocardiographic diagnosis in the 239 subjects by gender

From: A predominance of hypertensive heart disease among patients with cardiac disease in Buea, a semi-urban setting, South West Region of Cameroon

Heart disease Male, (n) Female, (n) Total (%)
Rheumatic heart disease 4 12 16 (6.7)
Dilated cardiomyopathy 22 20 42 (17.6)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 2 0 2 (0.8)
Pericardial effusion 4 5 9 (3.8)
Ischemic heart disease 12 11 23 (9.6)
Hypertensive heart disease 37 64 101 (43.2)
Cor pulmonale 7 14 21 (8.8)
Peripartum cardiomyopathy 0 2 2 (0.8)
Congenital heart disease 3 2 5 (2.1)
Non rheumatic valvular heart diseases 8 4 12 (5.0)
Pulmonary hypertension 2 3 5 (2.1)
Others 1 0 1 (0.4)
Total 102 137 239