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What Is rheumatic heart disease?

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is chronic damage to the valves in the heart caused by repeated cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). This can be prevented.

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Resource of the month

The Queensland Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program and RHDAustralia have collaborated to produce a video for clinicians and health workers who give intramuscular (IM) Bicillin LA injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. Funded by Pfizer Australia, the video, Administering Bicillin: Reducing pain, stress and inconvenience experienced by patients who need 3 – 4 weekly IM Bicillin LA, provides an overview of the different injection sites for Bicillin LA, as well as techniques and strategies that may help minimise the pain, stress and inconvenience for people with a history of acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease.

      RHD Australia

RHDAustralia is based at Menzies School of Health Research.

The information contained in this website is not intended to be used as personal medical advice. Individuals with rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease should be under the care of a medical practitioner or other qualified health care professional.

RHDAustralia is not able to consult on individual health matters or provide funding for treatment or medical procedures.


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