Echocardiography screening to detect rheumatic heart disease: A cohort study of schoolchildren in French Pacific Islands.

@article{Mirabel2015EchocardiographyST,
  title={Echocardiography screening to detect rheumatic heart disease: A cohort study of schoolchildren in French Pacific Islands.},
  author={Mariana M Mirabel and Thomas Fauchier and Raoul Bacquelin and Muriel Tafflet and Agn{\`e}s Germain and Corinne Robillard and Bernard Rouchon and Eloi Marijon and Xavier P Jouven},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={188},
  pages={89-95}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to assess the outcomes of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) diagnosed by means of echocardiography-based screening. METHODS A cohort of children with and with no RHD was driven from a systematic echocardiography-based nationwide surveillance among 4th grade (age 9-10 years) schoolchildren in South-Pacific New Caledonia… CONTINUE READING