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The Incidence of Cardiac Lesions among Children with Down’s Syndrome in Jamaica - A Prospective Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.216
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693–7
Synopsis: 
The incidence of Down's syndrome in Jamaica is similar to the reported international experience. The distribution of cardiac malformations is similar to other countries, except for the higher incidence of congenital heart disease and a higher incidence of combined lesions.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study aimed to define the incidence of Down’s syndrome and to describe the epidemiology of cardiac lesions in Jamaican children with Down’s syndrome.

Study Design: A prospective study was conducted on 53 infants during the period January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007, at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Kingston, Jamaica. A medical history, physical examination and echo Doppler was performed on each child.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014
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