Table 1

Functional and structural changes underlying the progression or regression of the cardiac abnormalities in the children with definite or borderline disease at initial screening compared with the control group

Follow-up statusInitial RHD category
Definite (n=46)Borderline (n=26)Control (n=80)
Unchanged18 (39.1%)10 (38.5%)73 (91.2%)
Progression8 (17.4%)6 (23.1%)7 (8.8%)
 Increase in functional severity840
 Appearance of structural changes027
Regression20 (43.5%)10 (38.5%)
 Resolution of functional and structural abnormalities90
 Reduction in functional severity97
 Regression of structural changes23
  • RHD, rheumatic heart disease.