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Title: A study of heart disease in children in Malta
Authors: Captur, Victor
Rizzo Naudi, John
Keywords: Heart diseases -- In infancy and childhood -- Malta -- Case studies
Pediatric cardiology -- Malta -- Case studies
Congenital heart disease in children -- Malta -- Case studies
Heart -- Abnormalities
Issue Date: 1969
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Captur, V., & Rizzo Naudi, J. (1969). A study of heart disease in children in Malta. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 4(2), 79-82.
Abstract: This is a paper read at the 12th Clinical Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association held in Malta. This paper is based on a study of 352 children referred to the Paediatric Cardiology Unit, St. Luke's Hospital Malta, since its inception in January 1966, until 16th September 1968. All children were examined by at least two physicians. The usual clinical diagnostic criteria and methods, including radiology and electrocardiography, were used in assessing the cases. In some the clinical diagnosis has been confirmed at operation or during catheterisation and angiocardiography carried out at St. Mary's Hospital, London. This Unit receives the vast majority of heart cases in children in Malta, and these cases may be taken as a fair representation of heart disease in Maltese children. The purpose of this study is to compare the incidence of the various cardiac anomalies, congenital or acquired, in a small island like Malta with that of other countries, while a study has also been made of the presenting symptoms and other relevant clinical features.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 4, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 4, Issue 2

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