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2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

ARF RHD Guideline

The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition)

Written by experts from across the country and developed in collaboration with key stakeholders and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory group, The 2020 ARF/RHD guideline is a guide for recommended diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD in Australia that is clinically sound and culturally safe.

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The Guideline Development Framework provides a summary of the guideline review project. The Framework includes members of the project team, governance, intellectual property, stakeholder engagement, and the process for endorsement. Content development includes the process for expert consensus, editing and design, and acknowledgement of the writing groups.

Summary of Changes

This five minute video highlights some of the important changes in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). Made for people already familiar with the previous edition (2nd edition).

Key Information

This document is a summary of the key information presented in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).

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Useful Tables and Figures

The following tables and figures have been extracted from the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) to download for your convenience.

Medications for ARF

Priority Classifications of RHD and Recommended Follow-up

Referral Algorithm for Pregnant Women with RHD

Secondary Prophylaxis Duration

2020 Updated Criteria for ARF Diagnosis

Priorities in Managing ARF in Acute Settings

Detailed Overview of Changes 

This 16 minute video provides health professionals with a detailed overview of changes now found in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).

Ordering Online

To order a printed copy of The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition), please click the link below and provide your name, address and name of organisation (if applicable) and number of copies required (maximum of 4). RHDAustralia will provide free postage within Australia. Delivery time will vary but please expect at least 4-6 weeks.

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LAST UPDATED 23 JUNE 2020

Last Updated 
29 June 2020