Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in school children of urban Lahore.

@article{Sadiq2009PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in school children of urban Lahore.},
  author={Masood Sadiq and Khaleda Islam and Rawan Abid and Farhana Latif and Ateeq ur Rehman and Abdul Waheed and M Azhar and Jawad Sajid Khan},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2009},
  volume={95 5},
  pages={353-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among school children in urban and semiurban areas of Lahore, Pakistan. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of school children aged 5-15 years from 70 schools of urban and semiurban Lahore was carried out by a team of cardiologists. Children were screened by clinical examination and diagnosis confirmed by echocardiography. Sociodemographic data were also collected. RESULTS Of 24 980 children screened, 986 (3.9%) had a… CONTINUE READING