Meet DANIEL FOLASADE ADEOLA, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Internal Medicine/cardiology


Senior Lecturer




At the Medicine department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Iron Deficiency And Anaemia In Heart Failure



# Certificate SchoolYear
1. MB.ChB (Medicine and Surgery) Obafemi Awolowo University ,Faculty of Health Sciences 1988

Current Research

Pattern of Cardiology Specialist Referrals at a Nigerian Teaching Hospital

Research Details

There is a tendency for excessive referrals to Cardiology services world-wide and in particular by our observation mostly due to inadequate evaluation by referring doctors,unverified  electrocardiogram reporting and self referral or assumption that chest pain is always due to myocardial ischemia. The study was carried out to determine appropriateness of referral and the burden of wrong diagnosis.

The study was undertaken at the Cardiology outpatient department of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in the month of March 2023. Details of patient's source of referral,provisional diagnosis,cardiovascular risk factors ,blood pressure ,and details of electrocardiograms were evaluated.The appropriateness of referral would be determined by number with cardiac disease diagnosed after evaluation versus total nuber of referrals. The categorical variables will be expressed in frequencies and percentages;the continuous variables would be expressed as mean and standard deviation. Further analysis will be done as chi square at 95% confidence interval and p value of 0.05

It is expected that there would be up to 25% inappropriate referrals and half as many wrong electrocardiogram reports.



DANIEL FOLASADE is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine

DANIEL has a MB.ChB in Medicine and Surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University ,Faculty of Health Sciences

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