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Impact of School Health Program –A Retrospective Analysis of Pediatric Echo’s Done in a Tertiary Set-Up

Author(s): Poonam Singh, Dorothy Sengupta

Journal: National Journal of Community Medicine
ISSN 0976-3325

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 409;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: School health program | Heart disease

This study was conducted to find out the efficacy of the school health program in picking up heart diseases and hence providing benefit to the patients. The patients were screened on the basis of degree of murmur and any abnormal ECG and X-ray findings and then subjected to echocardiography. Total no of patients screened were 18721 of which 100 were detected to have heart murmur. The incidence of heart disease found in our setup is 0.42% over six month’s duration. 57.5% of patients were
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