My name is Aunty Mary. My nephew Michael is 10 years old. Last year he got sick with rheumatic heart disease. I want to tell you a story about rheumatic heart disease, and how this has affected my family. I want everybody to know my family’s story, so we can stop our kids getting sick hearts, and stop rheumatic heart disease in our people... Read on
Eddie Masina’s journey with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) started when he was five. In 1992, aged 12 Eddie had his first open heart surgery. It would be the first of five....Read on
What if I'm pregnant?
Rheumatic heart disease is up to twice as common in women, and this is women of child bearing years. There is a 30-50% increased cardiac workload in normal pregnancy..... Read On
Acute rheumatic fever remains the most common cause of acquired heart disease in children around the world . Rates of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Northern and Central Australia are some of the highest in the world this many more words will make it even...Read on