This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition rheumatic heart disease
Sponsor Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Collaborator National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Start date February 2008
End date December 2008
Trial size 2000 participants
Trial identifier NCT00779662, 07- 0070, U01AI60579


This study is an epidemiological observational cross-sectional study designed to estimate the prevalence of echocardiographically confirmed RHD in school children from 5-14 years of age in Fiji. The study will be conducted in the Central Division of Fiji within a selection of up to16 primary schools located in the Korovou/Tailevu and Rewa/Nausori sub-divisions. School children will be enrolled after informed consent has been obtained. A standard cardiac examination (auscultation) will be performed as part of the routine annual health check by both school nurses, who have attended a training workshop, and by a paediatrician. All children with or without murmur will have a screening echocardiogram performed at a subsequent visit. Children found to have possible, probable or definite RHD or other cardiac pathology on the screening echocardiogram, will have a full echocardiogram performed by the echocardiography technician at the time of the second study visit. They will all also be referred to a paediatric cardiologist for further investigation and management and monitoring . Cases of RHD will be referred to and followed up by the National Fiji RHD register based at CWMH in Suva.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model ecologic or community
Time perspective cross-sectional

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 5 years up to 14 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Informed consent will be obtained for all participants - All children between the ages of 5-14 Years are eligible for the study. Exclusion Criteria: - None

Additional Information

Official title The Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease in School Children in Fiji
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Queensland Institute of Medical Research.