Global Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/gjcd <p>Global Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases(GJCD) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement in Cardiovascular Diseases. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of Cardiovascular Diseases.</p> en-US Global Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiac Dysrhythmia is an Abnormal Heart Rhythm https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/gjcd/article/view/457 <p>An arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, usually means that the heart is beating too fast, too slowly, or irregularly. Few people do not feel discomfort when they notice that their heart is beating faster or irregularly or if they feel their heart pounding in their throat. Arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. The heart is controlled by a conduction system that transmits electrical impulses. This causes the heart to beat. This system works automatically, so outside of human will. The heart generally works rhythmically throughout life.</p> Sinisa Franjic Copyright (c) 2021 Global Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2022-10-13 2022-10-13 23 30 Decrease of Electrical Systole of Heart: A Review of more than 300 Patients https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/gjcd/article/view/118 Alterations in the cardiac electrical system are the cause of morbidity and a wide variety of symptoms – from mild to those requiring urgent intervention – because of the risk of sudden cardiac death. The most prevalent of these types of electrical disturbances is atrial fibrillation, the incidence of which is growing as the average age of the human being increases. Among many other electrical heart alterations is one I describe in this document: "The presence of short PR and QTc intervals together in the same ECG tracing”. Methods: A cardiac calibrator was used by four different cardiologists in blinded fashion to document a distinct ECG pattern, that of a short PR and QTc intervals together in the same ECG tracing from more than 2.500 cases assessed for this condition (more than two thousand five hundred cases evaluated since 2.007 to date) Results: Here we describe the clinical features of 330 patients with a documented short PR and QTc intervals together in the same ECG tracing along with descriptions of their symptoms and ancillary investigations. Conclusions: ECG tracing must be studied carefully in patients with suggestive symptoms before declaring normal an ECG tracing with certain defined characteristics. Francisco R. Breijo-Márquez Copyright (c) 2021 Global Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2021-09-01 2021-09-01 1 12 Case Fatality Rate and Prognosis of Stroke Hospitalized Patients: A retrospective hospital-based study at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/gjcd/article/view/313 <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Stroke is associated with high mortality. It is the main neurological cause of mortality and the most important cause of disability worldwide. In the year 2007, Stroke was the third cause of admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, and the number one cause of death. <strong>Objective:</strong> To determine the probability of survival (case-fatality rates) of stroke patients admitted at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital during the period 2007. <strong>Method:</strong> A Retrospective descriptive study of Surgical/Medical Emergency, SME and the Medical wards admissions and discharges from 1st January 2007 to 31st December, 2007. <strong>Results:</strong> A total of 250 hospitalized stroke patients were identified, of which 68(27%) were from the SME and 182(72%) from the medical wards. The mean age (SD) was 57.6(14.7) and 52% were males. Case fatality rate was 52% at the SME versus 35% at the Medical wards) whilst the risk of death in males expressed as risk ratio (RR) was 2.1, (95% CI 0.70-5.6) vs. RR=1.3, (95% CI 0.73-2.5) in females and the median survival time was 2days (95% CI 1.5-2.4) versus 7 days (95% CI 6.3-7.6) at the SME and Medical respectively. The type of admission and stroke outcome was significant P=0.01 (95%CI 0.02-0.14). <strong>Conclusion:</strong> Stroke was associated with high mortality. The risk of dying from stroke was higher at the SME Findings were independent of stroke subtype, stroke onset and any associated co-morbidities.</p> Charles Ofei-Palm Anthony Osei Henry Obuobi Daniel Ankrah Copyright (c) 2021 Global Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2022-09-08 2022-09-08 13 22