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Ann Pediatr Card

May-August  2016
 Vol 9 | Issue 2

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Screening for congenital heart disease in India: Rationale, practical challenges, and pragmatic strategies
The dictionary definition of screening is “A simple test performed in the general population to identify those who have or are likely to develop a specified disease.” For screening to be e...
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Procalcitonin as a biomarker of bacterial infection in pediatric patients after congenital heart surgery
Background: Bacterial infection (BI) after congenital heart surgery (CHS) is associated with increased morbidity and is difficult to differentiate from systemic inflammatory response syndrome c...
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Association between vitamin D levels and left ventricular function and NT-proBNP levels among thalassemia major children with iron overload
Background: Heart disease is the major cause of death in thalassemia patients. Repeated blood transfusions and hemolysis cause iron overload and also disrupts the hydroxylation and synthesis of...
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Amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in children with latent rheumatic heart disease
Background: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a global cause of early heart failure. Early RHD is characterized by valvar regurgitation, leading to ventricular distention and possible elaboratio...
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Fetal left ventricular myocardial performance index: Defining normal values for Indian population and a review of literature
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine normal values for fetal left ventricular (LV)-myocardial performance index (MPI) in Indian population and to assess its relation to advancing g...
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