Meet ANIMASAHUN BARAKAT ADEOLA, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Paediatric Cardiology With Interventions




Pediatrics and Child Health


At the Pediatrics And Child Health department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: General Paediatrics Including Infectious Diseases

Description: This section includes a description of obesity as an emerging non-communicable disease among Nigerian children and comparison of the various clinical methods of its diagnosis. Vaccine-preventable infectious diseases such as tetanus were also highlighted. It also includes the first case report of eosinophilic meningitis in a Nigerian child.


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Certificate in Bioethics in Paediatrics (Bioethics in Paediatrics) Children's Mercy Bioethics Center Children’s Mercy Kansas City,2401 Gillham Road | Kansas City, MO 64108, United States of America 2020

Current Research

Cardiovascular Status of Children with HIV/AIDS in Lagos.

Research Details

Introduction: Previous studies have reported high, though declining, the prevalence of HIV-associated cardiac dysfunction globally. However, there is a relative paucity of data on the prevalence and pattern of HIV-associated cardiac disorders in Nigerian children. The index study aimed to conduct a pilot evaluation of the frequency and pattern of cardiac dysfunctions in HIV-infected children in a tertiary health facility in Lagos, Nigeria.Methods: 39 HIV-infected children, with 41 age- and sex-matched controls, were prospectively recruited in a cross-sectional study. Subjects had echocardiography to obtain measures of cardiac dimensions and function. Subjects’ anthropometry, blood pressure and clinical profile were also obtained.Results: HIV-infected children had significantly thicker interventricular septal diameter (p=0.0018) and larger left atrial diameter (p=0.003) and aortic root diameter (p=0.023); other parameters (right ventricular diameter, left ventricular diameter, left ventricular posterior wall diameter, left ventricular mass, ejection fraction, fractional shortening) were similar between both groups. There was no significant difference in the prevalence of LVH between those on zidovudine-based regimen compared to those on the non-zidovudine-based regimen (p=0.703).Conclusion: The prevalence of subclinical echocardiographic abnormalities was high and was more in those below five years of age. In a setting of limited resources, this age group may be prioritized for serial monitoring of cardiac abnormalities.


ANIMASAHUN BARAKAT is a Professor at the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health

ANIMASAHUN has a Certificate in Bioethics in Paediatrics in Bioethics in Paediatrics from Children's Mercy Bioethics Center Children’s Mercy Kansas City,2401 Gillham Road | Kansas City, MO 64108, United States of America

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