TAKE HEART FILMS – FREE FILMS ABOUT RHD (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

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

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

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...

Stan Grant Personal Statement on Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)

SHORT FILMS “Indigenous people still suffer far more greatly than any other section of the Australian population and Rheumatic Heart Disease is an extraordinary example of this.”  ~ Mr Stan Grant "Closing the gap has been a headline. It's been a slogan, that...

Strep: Group A Streptococcal Infection

SHORT FILMS Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is 100% preventable. Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) is caused by the Group A Streptococcus bacteria (or Strep germs). What is Strep: Group A Streptococcal Bacteria? "The strep bug is an old bug that we've known about for a long...

Rheumatic Fever Prevention in New Zealand

SHORT FILMS Rheumatic Fever Prevention In New Zealand, the disease is largely confined to the upper North Island.  The Indigenous Maori and Pacific Islander populations are predominantly affected. Together, this group comprises almost one third of New Zealand’s...

Rheumatic Heart Disease in Pregnancy

SHORT FILMS The best way to make sure a woman with RHD has a healthy pregnancy for her and her baby is early diagnosis and cardiac review, collaborative care and communication with family, health workers, maternity and cardiac services. Pregnancy can provide a...

Secondary Prophylaxis

SHORT FILMS Part of the reason Liddy is having his third operation is due to him not keeping on track with his strict program of monthly antibiotic medication. This treatment is called Secondary Prophylaxis. Every 3 to 4 weeks children and young adults who have known...

Take Heart Africa Road to Addis

SHORT FILMS The Road to Addis speaks to the Africa Union's 'Addis Ababa Communique on eradication of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa'. This short film features Professor Bongani Mayosi (South Africa), Dr John Musuku (Zambia) and Dr Liesl Zühlke (South Africa)....

Take Heart Official Teaser

SHORT FILMS Q:  What disease starts as a sore throat in children and ends with open heart surgery, heart failure, permanent disability, stroke and premature death?   Clue: It kills 1000 people every day, affects over30 million children and young people and...

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