Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pediatric Cardiology in India had a good 2008. Best of the lot was the beginning of the journal, Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, under the dynamic editorship of Dr.Bharat Dalvi, a renowned Pediatric Cardiologist from Mumbai.
The journal is free to access online. It has extremely good articles, for all students of Pediatric Cardiology, at all levels.
The first issue had 2 articles from our team.
Dr Parrimala who is the pediatrician of our team, had done an exhaustive study on the parental awareness of Infective Endocarditis among the parents of children with CHD. She interviewed 500 parents and tabulated her research. Aptly, this found publication in the Annals.
I am presenting the abstract of the article here. The full text can be accessed from Annals of Pediatric Cardiology website free, at

Awareness of Infective Endocarditis Prophylaxis in parents of children with Congenital Heart Diseases: A prospective study
Authors: Parrimala P Nath, Kiran VS, Sunita Maheshwari
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, India


A prospective study of parents with children with congenital heart diseases was conducted to determine their awareness as regards the importance of oral hygiene and prophylaxis against Infective Endocarditis. The results of this study demonstrated that only 8% of the parents were aware of the importance of good oro-dental hygiene and the need for IE prophylaxis.

Nath P, Kiran VS, Maheshwari S. Awareness of infective endocarditis prophylaxis in parents of children with congenital heart disease: A prospective study. Ann Pediatr Card 2008; 1:54-55




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