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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 3rd edition serves as the definitive guide to current ARF and RHD diagnosis and management in Australia.

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Summary of Changes

This five minute video summarises the key 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 key information from 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

Useful tables and figures 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 gives health professionals 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).

Preorder Information

To preorder 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 and delivery is expected in April.

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