Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 14, No. 1-2. January/July 1991: 66-68
The records of cardiac cases registered in the Benghazi Cardiology Unit were analyzed retrospectively. From 1940 cases registered, 412 (21.2%) were diagnosed as chronic valvular heart disease. Male to female ratio was 1:1.74, Two hundred and seventeen of these cases (52.7%) had a history of rheumatic fever and another 57 patients (13.8%) had repeated U.R.T.I. The data also analyzed for age, sex, housing conditions, nutritional status, and other parameters available, and the results are discussed.
Keywords: A Retrospective Preliminary Study of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Benghazi