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Pediatric cardiomyopathies over the last decade a retrospective observational epidemiology study in a tertiary institute, Egypt

Pediatric cardiomyopathies over the last decade a retrospective observational epidemiology study... Original article 63 Pediatric cardiomyopathies over the last decade: a retrospective observational epidemiology study in a tertiary institute, Egypt Ola A. Elmasry, Terez B. Kamel and Naglaa F. El-Feki Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Background Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt Pediatric cardiomyopathy (CM) is a rare, life-threatening disorder of unknown etiology. Correspondence to Dr Terez B. Kamel, Department of Data on CM in Egypt are scarce as there is no national registry. This study was an Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, effort to understand the demographic features, clinical presentation, and frequency of Cairo, Egypt Tel: + 2 02 24843479; fax: + 2 02 24820237; different types of childhood CM in Egypt. e-mail: terez2003@hotmail.com Materials and methods Medical files of all children diagnosed with CM in the last decade (1997–2007) and referred to the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at Ain Shams University, Children’s Hospital Received 23 January 2011 Accepted 4 April 2011 (Cairo, Egypt), were reviewed. This study included 124 (6.6%) cardiomyopathic patient files from a total of 1876 cardiac patients that were followed up at the Pediatric Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2011, 86:63–67 Cardiology Clinic during the 10-year study period. Results In the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Pediatric cardiomyopathies over the last decade a retrospective observational epidemiology study in a tertiary institute, Egypt

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Copyright
© 2011 Egyptian Public Health Associations
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000399140.68151.6a
pmid
21844761

Abstract

Original article 63 Pediatric cardiomyopathies over the last decade: a retrospective observational epidemiology study in a tertiary institute, Egypt Ola A. Elmasry, Terez B. Kamel and Naglaa F. El-Feki Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Background Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt Pediatric cardiomyopathy (CM) is a rare, life-threatening disorder of unknown etiology. Correspondence to Dr Terez B. Kamel, Department of Data on CM in Egypt are scarce as there is no national registry. This study was an Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, effort to understand the demographic features, clinical presentation, and frequency of Cairo, Egypt Tel: + 2 02 24843479; fax: + 2 02 24820237; different types of childhood CM in Egypt. e-mail: terez2003@hotmail.com Materials and methods Medical files of all children diagnosed with CM in the last decade (1997–2007) and referred to the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at Ain Shams University, Children’s Hospital Received 23 January 2011 Accepted 4 April 2011 (Cairo, Egypt), were reviewed. This study included 124 (6.6%) cardiomyopathic patient files from a total of 1876 cardiac patients that were followed up at the Pediatric Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2011, 86:63–67 Cardiology Clinic during the 10-year study period. Results In the

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2011

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