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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Doctors urged to spot rheumatic fever | SBS News

AAP | Neda Vanovac August 12, 2014, 2:28pm

When Kenya McAdam's joints started hurting when she was 15, she thought it was due to a recent soccer game, or growing pains.

But within a week she had been rushed from Kununurra in the Kimberley to a Darwin hospital, where she suffered a cardiac arrest.

She was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and underwent heart surgery, which she may need every decade for the rest of her life.

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