Reference : Pattern of congenital heart diseases in Rwandan children with genetic defects.
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Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
Pattern of congenital heart diseases in Rwandan children with genetic defects.
Teteli, Raissa [> >]
Uwineza, Annette mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > CHU - @chu - AD]
Butera, Yvan [> >]
Hitayezu, Janvier [> >]
Murorunkwere, Seraphine [> >]
Umurerwa, Lamberte [> >]
Ndinkabandi, Janvier [> >]
Hellin, Anne-Cecile [> >]
JAMAR, Mauricette mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Génétique >]
CABERG, Jean-Hubert mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Génétique >]
Muganga, Narcisse [> >]
Mucumbitsi, Joseph [> >]
Rusingiza, Emmanuel Kamanzi [> >]
Mutesa, Leon [> >]
Pan African Medical Journal
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[en] Congenital heart disease ; Rwanda ; genetic defects ; pediatric patients
[en] INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are commonly associated with genetic defects. Our study aimed at determining the occurrence and pattern of CHD association with genetic defects among pediatric patients in Rwanda. METHODS: A total of 125 patients with clinical features suggestive of genetic defects were recruited. Echocardiography and standard karyotype studies were performed in all patients. RESULTS: CHDs were detected in the majority of patients with genetic defects. The commonest isolated CHD was ventricular septal defect found in many cases of Down syndrome. In total, chromosomal abnormalities represented the majority of cases in our cohort and were associated with various types of CHDs. CONCLUSION: Our findings showed that CHDs are common in Rwandan pediatric patients with genetic defects. These results suggest that a routine echocardiography assessment combined with systematic genetic investigations including standard karyotype should be mandatory in patients presenting characteristic clinical features in whom CHD is suspected to be associated with genetic defect.

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