Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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Emily E Awana

Emily E Awana
Department of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, Pmb991, Ibadan,

  • Research Article
    ECG Changes in the Elderly Urology Patients during Pre-Operative Assessment in Ibadan Nigeria
    Author(s): Emily E Awana and Tinuola Abiodun AdigunEmily E Awana and Tinuola Abiodun Adigun

    Introduction: Electrocardiograph (ECG) is an important screening tool used to identify significant ECG changes that may alter perioperative management. Objective: To find out the pattern of ECG changes in the elderly urology patients during the pre-operative review in a tertiary centre. Study design and method: This was a prospective study of elderly urology patients recruited consecutively at the urology clinic during the pre anaesthetic review over a period of one year. Result: ECG recordings from 60 elderly patients with age ranged 65-87 years and mean age 70.84 ± 5.58 years were studied. Thirty percent of patients had normal ECG while 70% had abnormal ECG. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus were the two common intercurrent medical diseases in this study. The abnormal ECG findings were left ventricular hypert.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000462

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