Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research

Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2020

  • Resting Heart Rate and Associated Factors in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in Cameroon: A Cross-sectional Study in Sub-saharan Africa

    Ba Hamadou, Jérôme Boombhi, Audrey Joyce Foka, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Liliane Mfeukeu-kuate, Chris Nadège Nganou, Aurel Tankeu, Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Alain Menanga, Kingue Samuel

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 25 December 2019
    Accepted: 2 January 2020
    Published: 17 January 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: Controlled heart rate has been associated with better prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Radial pulse palpation is a simple and useful method to evaluate heart rate control especially in limited resources setting such as sub-Saharan Africa. However, data on heart rate control in patients with heart failure are sca... Show More
  • Role of NT-pro BNP Levels as a Marker of Early and Late Recurrence in Patients Submitted to Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with Normal Ventricular Function

    Fabricio Vassallo, Lucas Luis Meigre, Christiano Cunha, Eduardo Serpa, Hermes Carloni, Aloyr Simões Junior, Flávia Pezzin, Karla Meira, Alberto Nogueira Junior, Orly Lacerda Junior, Walter Batista Junior, Dalton Hespanhol

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 5-10
    Received: 21 December 2019
    Accepted: 7 January 2020
    Published: 21 January 2020
    Abstract: BACKGROUND: Levels of NT-pro BNP has diagnostic and prognostic correlation in patients with heart failure. It is also described as a possible marker of atrial myocardial disease in patients with normal ventricular function associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Retrospective and prospective studies have shown that their high dosage prior and f... Show More
  • Administration of Intracoronary Streptokinase During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction with Definite Coronary Thrombosis

    Haytham Fathalla Emara, Wael Mahmoud El Kilany, Tarek Mounir Zaki, Ahmed Mohamed El-Missiri

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 11-16
    Received: 2 February 2020
    Accepted: 14 February 2020
    Published: 24 February 2020
    Abstract: Background: The presence of intracoronary heavy thrombus burden during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) plays increases the incidence of occurrence no-reflow phenomenon. Intracoronary thrombolytic therapy during primary PCI may improve microvascular perfusion. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of using 250,000 U of intr... Show More
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Jerome Boombhi, Berthe Eteki, Ba Hamadou, Mazou Ngou Temgoua, Donald Tchapmi, Alain Menanga, Samuel Kingue

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 17-21
    Received: 5 February 2020
    Accepted: 25 February 2020
    Published: 10 March 2020
    Abstract: Heart failure is a major public health problem in sub Saharan Africa, associated with high morbidity and mortality. Sexual dysfunction contributes a lot to the burden of the disease. This complication is linked to the side effects of drugs, physical and psychological factors, and the coexistence of shared risk factors between heart failure and sexu... Show More
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome and Myocardial Ischemia in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Ambreen Gul, Ali Gohar Lodro

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 22-26
    Received: 7 November 2019
    Accepted: 29 January 2020
    Published: 18 March 2020
    Abstract: 47 years old male smoker with no co morbidities, presented with history of chest pain in the retrosternal area for the 3 days. The Pain was described as sharp, non-exertional and intermittent. Patient did not have any family history of known cardiac disease or sudden cardiac death. A Clinical examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. An ECG r... Show More