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Clinical Cardiology Journal

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Frequency of cardiac rhythm disorders during heart failure in the cardiology department of The National Ignace Deen Hospital, Conakry

Author(s): Beavogui Mariama*, Sylla Ibrahima Sory, Balde Mamadou Aliou, Barry Ibrahima Sory, Balde Elhadj Yaya, Bah Mamadou Bassirou, Kone Alpha, Ansoumane Diakite and Conde Mlpha

Introduction: Cardiac rhythm disorders are abnormalities in the cyclic variation of cardiac contractions.

The development of sustained, rapid, or slow supraventricular rhythm disturbances may be responsible for heart failure with or without underlying heart disease.

The objective was to determine the frequency of heart rhythm disorders in heart failure.

Methodology: This was a prospective cross-sectional study of descriptive type lasting six (6) months from September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017 conducted in the Cardiology Department of the Ignace Deen National Hospital of Conakry.

Results: The study included 78 patients with heart failure associated with rhythm disorders.

There were 40 women and 38 men with a sex ratio M/F=0.95). The mean age of the patients was 54.38 years with extremes of 12 and 90 years. Advanced age, dilated OG were the main predictors of CRT occurrence. Atrial fibrillation was the most encountered heart rhythm disorder with a rate of 62.82%.

Conclusion: Rhythm disorders during heart failure are a frequent pathology in the Cardiology Department of the Ignace Deen National Hospital. Their prevention necessarily involves the management of risk factors associated with cardiovascular pathologies, particularly in the elderly.

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