Article Abstract

Handheld echocardiography: a new tool for rheumatic heart disease screening in the developing world?

Authors: Justin Godown, Andrea Beaton

Abstract

We read with great interest the recent editorials written by Drs. Saxena (1) and Rémond (2) discussing the role of handheld echocardiography in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) screening in the developing world. The authors astutely point out that there are many yet unanswered questions before recommending the widespread use of handheld echocardiography for RHD screening.