publication . Article . 2014

Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease in a Public School of Belo Horizonte

Lavinia Pimentel Miranda; Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos; Rosália Morais Torres; Zilda Maria Alves Meira;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2014
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia - SBC
Abstract
Background: Previous studies indicate that compared with physical examination, Doppler echocardiography identifies a larger number of cases of rheumatic heart disease in apparently healthy individuals. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease among students in a public school of Belo Horizonte by clinical evaluation and Doppler echocardiography. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted with 267 randomly selected school students aged between 6 and 16 years. students underwent anamnesis and physical examination with the purpose of establishing criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. They were all subjected to Doppler ech...
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free text keywords: Rheumatic Fever / epidemiology, Prevalence, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Valves, Echocardiography, Doppler, Febre Reumática / epidemiologia, Prevalência, Cardiomiopatia Reumática, Valvas Cardíacas, Ecocardiograma Doppler, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Original Article, Cross-sectional study, Doppler echocardiography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Mitral regurgitation, business.industry, business, Physical examination, Anamnesis, Rheumatic fever, medicine.disease, Cardiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Heart disease, Internal medicine, Population, education.field_of_study, education, lcsh:Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system, lcsh:RC666-701
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