oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Congenital heart disease in Igbos of Nigeria: a necropsy study

Volume 27, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



No recorded information is yet available on the pattern of congenital heart diseases prevalent among the Igbo ethnic group of Nigeria. Studies so far published on congenital heart diseases in Nigeria are based primarily on work done at the University College Hospital, Ibadan (Gupta and Antia, 1967, Antia and Williams 1971), The present study deals with the congenital heart diseases as found among children of Igbo ethnic group in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu over a period of 6 years.

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