Publications

The Incidence of Cardiac Lesions among Children with Down’s Syndrome in Jamaica

Objectives: This study aimed to define the incidence of Down’s syndrome and to describe the epidemiology of cardiac lesions in Jamaican children with Down’s syndrome.

Surgical Care for Children with Cardiac Disease: The Jamaican Experience

The aim of this article is to review the local experience over the last 18 years (1994–2011) in providing surgical intervention for children with heart conditions in Jamaica. Eight hundred and…

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Competitive Athletes

Regular exercise is typically associated with good cardiovascular health. However, it is well documented that there is an increased risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in young athletes.

Kawasaki syndrome in Jamaica

To determine th epidemiology, management and outcome of Kawasaki syndrome in patients presenting to the major referral centers in Jamaica

Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults living with Down Syndrome

Persons with Down Syndrome (DS) are living longer.The factors responsible for this includerecognition, treatment and prevention of specific health conditions

Extemporaneous Compounding for children with Heart Disease In Jamaica

Congenital heart disease (CHD) has an incidence of approximately 8 per 1,000 live births globally. Treatment of heart disease inthe pediatric population is largely dependent on the underlying cause a

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Children: Determinants of Outcome

Objective-To determine the outcome of dilated cardiomyopathy presenting in childhood and the features that might, be useful for prognostic stratification. Setting-Supraregional paediatric cardiology

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): The Facts!

The heart starts out as a simple tube which very early in pregnancy is fashioned into a complex pump. The process involves the growth of tissue that divides the heart into compartments

Congenital Cardiovascular Lesions in Children with Trisomy 21 at the Bustamante Hospital for Children

Abstract Objective: To describe the cardiac lesions seen in children with trisomy 21, the outcome of these children and rates of access to corrective surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

Adherence to health management guidelines for children with Down’s Syndrome at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Jamaica

Health surveillance of children with Down’s syndrome may be inadequate. We aimed to assess adherence to health management guidelines at the main paediatric hospital in Jamaica.