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Criteria of Lu et al for Screening a Child for Rheumatic Heart Disease in a Developing Country Using Handheld Echocardiography

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Lu et al identified simple criteria for screening a child in a developing country for rheumatic heart disease using handheld echocardiography. A child with positive findings can be referred for more definitive testing. The authors are from the University of Michigan, National Medical Center Washington, Uganda Heart Institute and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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