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Prevalence of congenital heart disease in schoolchildren of sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17011646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey conducted by cardiologists in Mozambique provided an opportunity for assessing the prevalence of congenital heart disease in public school children in Maputo. After randomization, a total of 2170 children were examined. Five children had clinical and echographic evidence of congenital heart disease, corresponding to a prevalence of 2.3 in 1000 (95% confidence interval: 1.0 to 5.4), 80% newly discovered during the survey. These findings confirm that congenital heart disease is at least as common in this South African black community as in Caucasians. Early detection of these cardiac diseases in children is important in order to prevent serious complications and to institute endocarditis prevention.
Eloi Marijon; Adriano Tivane; Sébastian Voicu; Alda Vilanculos; Dinesh Jani; Beatriz Ferreira; Phalla Ou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2006-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-13     Completed Date:  2007-01-25     Revised Date:  2007-02-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  440-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Diseases / congenital*,  epidemiology*
Mozambique / epidemiology

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