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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RAWT is very rare; moreover, RAWT has not been reported in rheumatic heart disease to the best of our knowledge.
Another study determined high MPV values in children with rheumatic heart disease (1).
The world wide epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Clin Epidemiol 2011; 3: 67-84.
Dr Rafik Abu Samrah, consultant cardiologist conducted the life-changing surgery to change two of her heart valves and repair a third damaged by rheumatic heart disease.
In 2011-2013, the number of deaths due to peripartum cardiomyopathy was more than double that of complications related to rheumatic heart disease and formed 34% of the total number of cardiac deaths.
CVDs are disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.
Without the care from medical staff and my quick thinking GP, I could have ended up with rheumatic heart disease and my life might have been a little different, so I'll forever be thankful.
Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is more in developing countries including Pakistan and mostly affecting school going age.
The patients who had previously been diagnosed with congenital or rheumatic heart disease were excluded from this study.
She was admitted at KNH for a fortnight and after a series of tests, the doctors discovered she had rheumatic heart disease.After the diagnosis, the doctors prescribed medication for Damacline to help her manage the condition.
Other pressing issues will figure prominently in the deliberations, including health emergencies, addressing global shortages of medicines, vaccines, as well as polio and rheumatic heart disease eradication.