Advances in Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Prevalence and Aetiology of Left Ventricular Thrombus in Patients Undergoing Transthoracic Echocardiography at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

Table 1

Baseline characteristics and comparison of disorders in subjects with and without left ventricular thrombus.

CharacteristicsWith LVT, Without LVT, value

Age, yr45.43 ± 16.744.73 ± 16.730.71
Female43 (51.2)370 (53.0)0.95
Male41 (48.8)328 (47.0)0.96
DCM33 (39.3)180 (25.8)0.17
MI25 (29.8)56 (8.0)0.03
PPCM18 (21.4)53 (7.6)0.24
HHD6 (7.1)301 (43.1)0.18
RHD2 (2.4)108 (15.5)0.99

LVT = left ventricular thrombus; DCM = dilated cardiomyopathy; MI = myocardial infarction; PPCM = peripartum cardiomyopathy; HHD = hypertensive heart disease; RHD = rheumatic heart disease.