Felipe Mourato

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PROBLEM Providing health care for children with congenital heart diseases remains a major challenge in low- and middle-income countries. APPROACH In October 2011, the Government of Paraíba, Brazil, established a paediatric cardiology network in partnership with the nongovernmental organization Círculo do Coração. A cardiology team supervised all network(More)
The DigiScope project aims at developing a digitally enhanced stethoscope capable of using state of the art technology in order to help physicians in their daily medical routine. One of the main tasks of DigiScope is to build a repository of auscultations (sound and medical related data). In this work, we present a preliminary analysis and study of the(More)
Introduction. Congenital heart diseases (CHD) affect approximately 1% of live births and is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Despite that, there is a shortage of paediatric cardiologists in Brazil, mainly in the northern and northeastern regions. In this context, the implementation of virtual outpatient clinics with the aid of(More)
We evaluated a population of 7199 children between 2 and 19 years old to study the relations between the observed demographic and physiological features in the occurrence of a pathological/non-pathological heart condition. The data was collected at the Real Hospital Português, Pernambuco, Brazil. We performed a feature importance study, with the aim of(More)
We present a case of a newborn from a remote, underserved area in the inland of Paraíba, a state from Northeast Brazil. She presented with clinical cyanosis at birth. With the aid of telemedicine, a neonatologist under online cardiology supervision performed a screening echocardiogram. The session established the diagnosis of simple transposition of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare different methods of screening for blood pressure disorders in children and adolescents. METHOD A database with 17,083 medical records of patients from a pediatric cardiology clinic was used. After analyzing the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 5,650 were selected. These were divided into two age groups: between 5 and 13 years and(More)
BACKGROUND The blood pressure to height ratio (BP:HT) has been proposed as a simple method for identifying children with elevated BP. This procedure shows good accuracy for the screening of hypertension in adolescents but less so in younger children. Our aim in this study was to modify the BP:HT ratio and determine if this change would increase accuracy(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence of congenital heart disease before and after the establishment of a telemedicine screening program, in a reference center from Northeast Brazil. METHODS This is a descriptive, retrospective and comparative study based on the institutional data from a reference center in perinatology for a period of 16 years.(More)