Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0940

Almaz A

Almaz A


  • Research Article
    Electrocardiogram Alteration and its Association with Khat Chewing: A study in Jimma Town, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Almaz A, Andualem M, Amare D and Samuel TAlmaz A, Andualem M, Amare D and Samuel T

    Background: The electrocardiogram has become the most commonly performed cardiovascular test and an essential diagnostic tool in clinical cardiology. Increasing evidences suggest that long-term khat chewing may have powerful implications on the cardiovascular system. However; very few studies have focused on the association between khat chewing and ECG alteration. Objective: To asses Electrocardiogram alteration and its association with khat chewing in Jimma town, Southwest Ethiopia. Method: In this study, a cross-sectional, house-to-house survey on the representative sample of 342 persons, age ≥ 18 years, was conducted in Jimma town, southwestern Ethiopia, from March to April 2016. Sociodemographic characteristics, khat chewing history and ECG record (by standard 12-lead) data were collected. Kebeles, household.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0940.S6-008

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