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Congenital heart disease in India: a status report.
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PMID:  16077244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pediatric cardiac care in India is still in its infancy. We have no data on congenital heart disease (CHD) prevalence at birth or on proportional mortality from CHD. The resources are not only limited but also are at times improperly utilized. There are very few specialized pediatric cardiology training programs, those that are, are concentrated in certain regions of India and are often imparted through combined adult and pediatric programs. The existing number of trained personnel for pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgery is inadequate. Above all there is no national policy for pediatric heart care. Increasing awareness of the problem amongst the pediatricians through CMEs, seminars, symposia is likely to be most helpful in early diagnosis and timely referral of cases. Training programs exclusively dedicated to pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgery need to be established in centres with good standards of pediatric cardiac care.
Anita Saxena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-03     Completed Date:  2006-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical, Sciences, New Delhi-110 029, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiology / manpower*
Child, Preschool
Health Services Accessibility / economics
Heart Defects, Congenital / epidemiology*
India / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Pediatrics / manpower*,  standards
Quality of Health Care
Thoracic Surgery / manpower

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