What is Rheumatic Heart Disease?

What is Rheumatic Heart Disease?

SHORT FILMS What is Rheumatic Heart Disease? Rheumatic Heart Disease, or RHD, starts in children as an infection from a common sore throat and possibly infected skin sores.  And it can end in open heart surgery, stroke, heart failure or premature death.  RHD...
Staying On Track with Secondary Prophylaxis

Staying On Track with Secondary Prophylaxis

SHORT FILMS Thankfully, most young people with Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) won’t need a mechanical heart valve replacement, which means they also won’t need to take Warfarin everyday. For most young people with RHD, like Trenton from Tiwi Islands, the important...
Important Health Message – Acute Rheumatic Fever

Important Health Message – Acute Rheumatic Fever

SHORT FILMS This is a health warning. Right now, many of our children and young males and females in our community are getting Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. This is serious. Rheumatic Fever can damage our heart. Watch out for children and young males...
Acute Rheumatic Fever

Acute Rheumatic Fever

SHORT FILMS Did you know that sometimes skin infections and throat infections can cause Rheumatic Fever. Also some children don’t go to doctors as often as they should. Often Rheumatic Fever is detected very late because patients, doctors and nurses are not aware of...
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