Author + information
- Shankar Laudari, MBBS, MD, DMa,
- Kaushal K. Tiwari, MD, MS, IMCS, PhDb,∗ (, )
- Michal Pazdernik, MD, PhDc and
- Sanjib K. Sharma, MBBS, MD, DMd
- aDepartment of Cardiology, College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
- bDepartment of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
- cDepartment of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine Prague, Czech Republic
- dDepartment of Cardiology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Kaushal K. Tiwari, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur-10, Chitwan, Nepal.
Rheumatic heart disease is the most common heart disease in developing countries. This Global Health Report uses the results of screening 28,050 school children clinically with 2-dimensional echocardiography. A total of 1,739 students had cardiac murmur, with the most dominant lesion being rheumatic mitral regurgitation. This report concluded that the burden of rheumatic heart disease is decreasing, but it is still significant in Nepal. That is why echocardiographic screening is important in early diagnosis and management. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received March 23, 2019.
- Revision received June 19, 2019.
- Accepted June 27, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors