Received: 25 January 2019
Accepted: 21 March 2019
First Online: 2 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Ethics Review Board of “Fondazione PTV Policlinico Tor Vergata” (Rome 2 University Hospital), on the 17 January 2016, protocol number 227/16. Permission to entry in Reception Centers for unaccompanied foreign minors was obtained from the Minors’ Protection Operational Unit of Rome Municipal Social Policies Department.Participants were informed of the study and were asked to provide oral consent. Assent was obtained from minors > 13 years of age in the presence of adult witness, while for children < 13 years of age, oral consent was provided by the guardian of the minor. The included study subjects received a cardiologic consultation and an echocardiographic examination and each of them was given a medical card reporting the results of the consultation and examination, with indications for possible follow-up controls.
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