Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research

Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023

  • Echocardiographic Abnormalities in Hemodialysis Patients in Togo

    Kossi Akomola Sabi, Eyram Makafui Yoan Yawo Amekoudi, Abalo Mario Bakai, Badomta Dolaama, Tcherou Tchaa, Borgotia Atta, Yawovi Mawufemo Tsevi, Machihude Pio

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 70-74
    Received: Aug. 29, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 18, 2023
    Published: Oct. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a common complication among patients with end-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). They represent the leading cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients. In a resource-limited setting, our objective was to assess echocardiographic aspects in chronic hemodialysis patients through a case series study conducted over a... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Impact of Common Comorbidities on the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes and Cost of Care for Post-CABG Surgery Patients

    Mohammed Takroni, Collins Ogbeivor, Nargis Mirza, Mohammed Al-Subaie, Mohammed Al-Zahrani

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 75-81
    Received: Sep. 18, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 10, 2023
    Published: Oct. 28, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: The incidence of coronary Heart Disease (CHD) has increased globally, including in Saudi Arabia. Consequently, the use of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, one of the most valuable solutions, has also increased. Common comorbidities (CMs) such as diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), peripheral vascular disease (PVD), c... Show More
  • Research Article

    Electrocardiographic and Echocardiographic Abnormalities, and Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy in Patients Hospitalized at the Campus University Hospital (Lomé)

    Komlavi Yayehd*, Tchaa Tcherou, Mawuli Laté Lawson-Ananissoh, Agossou Defodji, Eyana Tchoua, Soulemane Pessinaba, Wiyaou Dieudoné Kaziga, Soodogoua Baragou, Aklesso Bagny, Findibe Damorou

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 82-87
    Received: Oct. 08, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 27, 2023
    Published: Nov. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is a constellation of structural and functional cardiac abnormalities in patients with liver cirrhosis, apart from any underlying cardiac pathology, which potentially worsens the prognosis of these patients. The objectives of this study were to describe electrocardiographic and echocardiographic abnormalities in cirrhotic p... Show More
  • Research Article

    Prognostic Factors in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure at the Maroua Regional Hospital, Cameroon

    Jérôme Boombhi*, Liliane Mfeukeu-Kuaté, Honoré Kemnang, Rékia Mahamat, Moustapha Seni, Amalia Owona, Pierre Mintom, Guillaume Ebene Manon, Alain Menanga

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 88-92
    Received: Sep. 27, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 25, 2023
    Published: Nov. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: Introduction: Heart failure (HF) is a complex and serious condition that greatly impairs the quality of life of patients with high lethality. It is a major public health problem and is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over 60-65 years old. The therapeutic approach of HF has evolved considerably, allowing its prognosis to be improved.... Show More
  • Report

    Pakistani Origin Takayasu Arteritis: A Case Report with a Brief Review from Asymptomatic Presentation Till Diagnosis and Clinical Management

    Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Sajjad Ali Khan, Pardis Bahadori, Aimal Khan, Wiqar Ahmad, Muhammad Ilyas, Komal Qayyum, Muhammad Saeed, Musa Bin Bashir*

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 93-96
    Received: Oct. 06, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 23, 2023
    Published: Nov. 29, 2023
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    Abstract: Takayasu's arteritis is a rare chronic granulomatous vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its branches. It is estimated that this disease impacts approximately 2.6 million individuals every year, with a higher prevalence among women in their second or third decade of life. In this case report, we describe the presentation and management ... Show More
  • Case Report

    A Case of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Complicated with High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema

    Lin Song, Xuejie Li*

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 97-100
    Received: Nov. 26, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 13, 2023
    Published: Dec. 26, 2023
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    Abstract: We report a case of a 55-year-old middle-aged male patient who developed dyspnea while traveling in a high-altitude region. After further investigations, he was diagnosed with high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). During the treatment process, he was urgently transferred to our hospital due to chest pain, and a computed tomography angiography (CTA)... Show More