Sahel Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32--34

Acute cardiac effects of parenteral chloroquine therapy in patients with acute malaria fever


OG Opadijo, ABO Omotosho 
 Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
O G Opadijo
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin
Nigeria

Twenty-eight adult Nigerians (20 males and 8 females) who presented with acute malaria fever were studied for acute cardiac effects of parenteral chloroquine therapy. The parameters studied included the ( 1) Change in heart rate (2) Blood Pressure (3) Electrocardiographic (ECG) intervals including QRS and Q-T intervals. Results showed a significant change in both heart rate and blood pressure compared to baseline readings after the chloroquine injection (P<0.02). There was also a slight but not significant change in QRS duration. There was no appreciable change in rate corrected Q- Tc interval.


How to cite this article:
Opadijo O G, Omotosho A. Acute cardiac effects of parenteral chloroquine therapy in patients with acute malaria fever.Sahel Med J 2001;4:32-34


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Opadijo O G, Omotosho A. Acute cardiac effects of parenteral chloroquine therapy in patients with acute malaria fever. Sahel Med J [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Jun 19 ];4:32-34
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