Epidemiological survey of rheumatic heart disease
among school children in the Shimla hills of northern India: Prevalence and risk factors.
Rheumatic heart disease
in Africa: The Mosi-o-Tunya call to action.
These criteria are not used for the diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease
and for evaluation of the prognosis.
11] MedicineNet, Definition of Rheumatic heart disease
, 2016, http://www.
Twelve (18%) patients had a diagnosis of pharyngitis noted in the medical record during the 6 weeks preceding acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease
Contemporary issues in rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease
In our study, the mean age of the patients was 47 years (range 13 to 87 years) and rheumatic heart disease
still was the most common underlying heart disease for IE.
The development of rheumatic heart disease
(RHD) may occur over years or even decades, as recurrent inflammation of the endocardium, and especially the heart valves, leads to increased fibrosis and scarring.
Globally, the prevalence of rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease
(RHD) has declined sharply but, in developing countries, RF is still a leading cause of heart disease and, consequently, death in children and young adults (1,2).
Najma Patel in her welcome address pointed out that almost sixty thousand children with congenital heart diseases are born in Pakistan every year and there is already a large group of patients with rheumatic heart disease
and rheumatic fever.
ABSTRACT: In the present study the blood samples of patients diagnosed for rheumatic heart disease
(RHD) were obtained from the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore.
I spent time with children who had heart failure from rheumatic heart disease
by reading to them and playing board games.