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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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Rheumatic Fever Follow-Up Study (RhFFUS) protocol: a cohort study investigating the significance of minor echocardiographic abnormalities in Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander children

  • Marc Gerard Wootton Rémond1Email author,
  • David Atkinson2, 3,
  • Andrew White4,
  • Yvonne Hodder1,
  • Alex DH Brown5, 7,
  • Jonathan R Carapetis6 and
  • Graeme Paul Maguire1, 7
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders201212:111

Received: 26 October 2012

Accepted: 22 November 2012

Published: 27 November 2012

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22 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
27 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2261-12-111

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University
Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, The University of Western Australia
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia
Baker IDI, Alice Springs, Northern Territory