July 15, 2024 4:32 PM

Screening of Asymptomatic Rheumatic Heart Disease among Children in Pavia


Last June 7, 2024, the Pavia Municipal Health Office in coordination with the Department of Health, Iloilo Provincial Health Office, and Western Visayas Medical Center conducted an RF-RHD Screening using Philips Lumify at Barangay Aganan.

One hundred forty-nine (149) school children ages 5-15 years old participated in the said screening. Out of the 149, 10 tested positive for echo findings (6.7%), underscoring the significance of early detection and intervention in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

WVMC RF RHD Team deployed were Dr. Mae C. Mae Dagooc . Dr. James C. Catoto Dr. Eleonor Portigo, Dr. Mylah Palabrica Alfeche, Ms Airen Blanco, and Aura Dew Bayag- Escanlar together with Pavia MH Officer Dr. Carleone Borda and the Pavia RHU Personnel.

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