Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research
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Odula P

Odula P


  • Research Article
    Regional Differences in the Diameter of Coronary Sinus among Black Kenyans
    Author(s): Ominde BS, Odula P, Olab BO and Ogeng’o JAOminde BS, Odula P, Olab BO and Ogeng’o JA

    Background: Dimensions of the coronary sinus are important in the design of cannulation devices used in cardiac resynchronization therapy and percutaneous mitral valve annuloplasty. Gender and population variations may account for the failure rate of these procedures. Cardiac conditions requiring these procedures are common in black African populations. There are, however, hardly any studies on the regions of coronary sinus in these populations. Objective: To describe the regional diameters of coronary sinus among black Kenyans. Study design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Materials and Methods: Coronary sinuses of 74 cadaveric hearts from black adult Kenyans (43 males and 31 females) were examined at Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Samples were classified into male .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0940.1000141

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