Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease detected by echocardiographic screening.

@article{Marijon2007PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease detected by echocardiographic screening.},
  author={Eloi Marijon and Phalla Ou and David S Celermajer and Beatriz Ferreira and Ana Olga Mocumbi and Dinesh N Jani and Christophe Paquet and Sophie Jacob and Daniel Sidi and Xavier Jouven},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={357 5},
  pages={
          470-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies of the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease have used clinical screening with echocardiographic confirmation of suspected cases. We hypothesized that echocardiographic screening of all surveyed children would show a significantly higher prevalence of rheumatic heart disease. METHODS Randomly selected schoolchildren from 6 through 17 years of age in Cambodia and Mozambique were screened for rheumatic heart disease according to standard clinical and… Expand

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