quarta-feira, agosto 08, 2007


Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease Detected by Echocardiographic Screening
N Engl J Med Volume 357(5), 2 August 2007, pp 470-476

Conclusions: Systematic screening with echocardiography, as compared with clinical screening, reveals a much higher prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (approximately 10 times as great). Since rheumatic heart disease frequently has devastating clinical consequences and secondary prevention may be effective after accurate identification of early cases, these results have important public health implications.


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