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What Is
Rheumatic heart disease?

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

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RHD Australia

We work with rheumatic heart disease control programs and other partners throughout Australia to reduce death and disability from this disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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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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Department of Health

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