30Sep 2021

EPIGASTRIC PULSATION: PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATION WITH CO-MORBIDITIES IN KSA, A CROSS-SECTIONAL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

  • Assistant Professor and Consultant, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, KSA.
  • General Practionier, KSA.
  • Medical Intern, KSA.
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Epigastric pulsation is feeling of pulsation between the xiphoid process and the umbilicu. It can be found normally in population (especially in thin lean people) or abnormally as a sign or a symptom of other diseases, such as heart, liver, and aortic diease.This descriptive study, using a questionnaire, assesses the prevalence of epigastric pulsation among 878-case sample, the association with other diseases especially DM, smoking history and obesity. Prevalence was 51.7%. Most common diease to be associated with epigastric pulsation is gastrointestinal diseaseno. No association was found with DM. Positive association was found between smoking history and BMI, and the feeling of epigastric pulsation.


[Manal Abdulaziz Murad, Majed Rabie Alhamdan, Mujib Mualla Alotaibi, Khalil Hassan Jafari, Saud Mohammed Alotaibi, Emad Bani Alharbi, Faisal Abdulaziz Almutairi, Khalid Saad Alrashdi, Hamad Abdullah Alghamdi, Fajr Abdulhadi Alnaami, Turki Matrookalsuhaimi, Abdulaziz Mari Alqahtani, Mohammed Ali Alqahtani, Abdullah Saleh Alghamdi and Thamer Abdullah Alghamdi (2021); EPIGASTRIC PULSATION: PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATION WITH CO-MORBIDITIES IN KSA, A CROSS-SECTIONAL DESCRIPTIVE STUDY Int. J. of Adv. Res. 9 (Sep). 910-915] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Manal Abdulaziz Murad


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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/13502      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/13502