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Twenty-one young adult patients with rheumatic heart disease

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Published .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University, 1942.

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Pagination6, 111 p.
Number of Pages111
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Open LibraryOL25903483M

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A WHO Expert Consultation on Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) met in WHO/HQ, Geneva from 29 October to 1 November to update the WHO Technical Report on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. The most devastating effects are on children and young adults . The AHA no longer recommends prophylaxis for infective endocarditis in most patients with rheumatic heart disease. The exceptions are patients with prosthetic valves or valves repaired with Cited by: 9. Title:Adherence to Secondary Prophylaxis for Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Systematic Review VOLUME: 13 ISSUE: 2 Author(s):Priya M. Kevat*, Benjamin M. Reeves, Alan R. . Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) affects the world’s poorest, most vulnerable populations and imposes heavy costs on the health systems that can least afford it. If left untreated, rheumatic heart disease can lead to heart valve damage, stroke, heart failure, and death. Treatment of advanced disease .

Children or young adults with heart damage from rheumatic fever may need to take daily antibiotics until they are 25 to 30 years old. This helps to prevent another bout of rheumatic fever and avoid the development of infective endocarditis – an infection of the heart valves or lining of the heart. Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease that can affect many connective tissues, especially in the heart, joints, skin, or brain. The heart valves can be inflamed and .   However, in some parts of the world, rheumatic heart disease is the most common cardiac disease of children and young adults 27). The highest rheumatic heart disease rates occur . Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has almost disappeared from high-income countries (HIC), but is the most common cause of acquired heart disease, the leading cause of heart failure and CVD deaths globally in children and young adults .

The peak incidence of ARF occurs in those aged 5 to 15 years, with a decline thereafter such that cases are rare in adults aged > 35 years. 1 First attacks are rare in the very young; only 5% of first episodes arise in children aged disease .   Young Women and Heart Disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US, taking more lives than lung and breast cancer combined. It affects women of all ages including women who are below the age of forty. The risk of cardiovascular issues in young women is elevated when there is a history of heart . Each year, , Americans die of heart disease, and approx-imately half of them are women. As early as a man’s risk of heart disease begins to rise significantly. For a woman, risk starts to increase at age Fifty percent of men and 64 percent of women who die suddenly of heart disease have no previous symptoms of the disease. Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of rheumatic fever in which the heart valves are damaged. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that begins with strep throat. It can affect connective tissue throughout the body, especially in the heart, joints, brain and skin. Although rheumatic .