Felipe Mourato

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OBJECTIVE To determine the frequence and profile of congenital heart defects in Down syndrome patients referred to a pediatric cardiologic center, considering the age of referral, gender, type of heart disease diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography and its association with pulmonary hypertension at the initial diagnosis. METHODS Cross-sectional study(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)
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)
Dear Editor, With great pleasure, we read the article by Kochilas et al. [5], which compares different screening methods for critical congenital heart disease algorithms [1–4, 7] in Minnesota. They highlighted that minimum modifications in the algorithms can affect the retesting rates substantially. This is important, because high retesting rates can lead(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)
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)