COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ECG AND INTER-ARM BLOOD PRESSURE DIFFERENCE WITHIN GENDERS IN SUBJECTS WITH HYPERTENSION IN NNEWI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ANAMBRA STATE
Oluchukwu O. Alor*, Ephraim U. Alor, Vincent U. Igbokwe and Udeh C. Owen
This study was done using sampling methodology, the ECG and inter-arm blood pressure difference within genders in hypertensive individuals in Nnewi North Local Government Area, Anambra state, were evaluated. The convenience sampling approach was utilized to choose the study population, which consisted of hypertension patients, both male and female, ages 25 to 90, from the cardiology unit at NAUTH Nnewi. The control group consisted of normotensive individuals of the same gender and age range. The sample size was determined to be 70 subjects using this formula: n= (z2pq)/d. The findings of this study showed that when a gender comparison of the blood pressure parameters was done, the mean right arterial systolic blood pressure was found to be significantly higher in the hypertensive males than the hypertensive females. The ECG readings of the female hypertension participants revealed a heart rate that was substantially greater than that of the female control group. Additionally, the hypertensive females' heart rates were considerably greater than those of the men. Since this is the first study assessing the relationship between interarm blood pressure disparities and ECG parameters, this has not been reported in other studies. The interarm diastolic blood pressure difference and p-axis showed a favorable connection in the female hypertension participants. This is also being reported for the first time.
Keywords: ECG, Inter-arm, blood pressure, hypertension and Nnewi North.
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