rheumatic heart disease


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rheumatic heart disease

n.
Heart disease resulting from damage to the heart, especially to the valves, caused by severe or recurring rheumatic fever.

rheumat′ic heart′ disease`


n.
damage to the myocardium or valves of the heart as a result of rheumatic fever.
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Noun1.rheumatic heart disease - heart disease caused by recurrent episodes of rheumatic fever; characterized by changes in the myocardium or scarring of the heart valves that reduce the power of the heart to pump blood
cardiopathy, heart disease - a disease of the heart
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Global, regional, and national burden of rheumatic heart disease, 1990-2015.
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McLaren MJ, Hawkins DM, Koornhof HJ, et al Epidemiology of rheumatic heart disease in black school children of Soweto, Johannesburg.
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