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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 224-226

How often are heart diseases correctly diagnosed antemortem in children with fatal illnesses? A retrospective review of medical and autopsy records


1 Department of Pediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Division), Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. S Karande
Department of Pediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpgm.jpgm_608_23

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This retrospective study analyzed the concordance level between clinical and autopsy diagnosis of heart diseases over six years. Utilizing the Goldmann classification, the concordance rate was found to be 38.1%. Major discrepancies (Class I and II) were found in 39% cases and minor (Class III and IV) in 22.9% cases.






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