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Outcomes for patients with rheumatic heart disease after cardiac surgery followed at rural district hospitals in Rwanda

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Background In sub-Saharan Africa, continued clinical follow-up, after cardiac surgery, is only available at urban referral centres. We implemented a decentralised, integrated care model to provide longitudinal care for patients with advanced rheumatic heart disease (RHD) at district hospitals in rural Rwanda before and after heart surgery.
Methods We collected data from charts at non-communicable disease (NCD) clinics at three rural district hospital... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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ORCID:
0000-0003-0756-7280
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Heart More from this journal
Volume:
104
Issue:
20
Pages:
1707-1713
Publication date:
2018-04-20
Acceptance date:
2018-03-13
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EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
Pmid:
29678896

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