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Furthermore, rheumatic heart diseases are still important health problems in developing countries (2-4).
A study of 14 males, between 25 and 40 years of age, with rheumatic heart disease, who had taken digoxin on a long term basis, reported a significant decrease in desire and frequency of intercourse and an increase in the incidence of impotence when compared to a control group (Neri, Aygen, Zukerman, & Bahary, 1980).
Rheumatic heart disease affects millions of children and adults in the world and may cause over 1 million deaths per year.
This patient had longstanding rheumatic heart disease with more severe mitral stenosis than regurgitation and significant aortic stenosis and regurgitation.
In addition, the fact that patients with congenital HVD have a risk of rheumatic heart disease as well makes differentiating between congenital and rheumatic HVD particularly important.
The Maori rate for chronic rheumatic heart disease was more than six times that of the non-Maori rate, and the Maori rate for diabetes mellitus was five times higher than the non-Maori rate.
Washington, Apr 23 ( ANI ): Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is considerably under-treated in Africa and India, according to the preliminary findings of a new global study.
But, as I learned at the conference, among the bottom billion, rheumatic heart disease is often the result of an untreated streptococcal infection early in life, diabetes is frequently associated with malnutrition rather than overweight, and cervical cancer from human papillo-mavirus is far more common than in the developed world, where women routinely receive PAP screenings and a vaccine can now also prevent the infection.
City doctors recently implanted the new pacemaker -- fitted with a technology called the Closed Loop Stimulation ( CLS) -- on 56- year- old Usha Rani, a rheumatic heart disease patient.
These differences can be attributable to multiple factors present in poorer countries including significantly higher incidences of rheumatic heart disease and uncorrected congenital heart disease, excessive and improper use of antibiotics, late clinical presentation, and worse outcomes.
The most frequent predisposing factor was rheumatic heart disease, found in 38 (60.