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Persistence pays off to get the right diagnosis

It took the persistence of a loving grandmother to get the right diagnosis of rheumatic fever for her granddaughter. June Smith took Rikki... Read on

Rheumatic heart disease – do your genes matter?

The largest genetics study ever conducted with Indigenous Australians has brought researchers a step closer to finding a genetic... Read on

Pregnancy planning information for women with rheumatic heart disease, careful preconception planning, as well as care, monitoring and support during pregnancy.

Clinical update – Rheumatic heart disease in Pregnancy

What if I'm pregnant? Educational resources E-learning modules     Pregnancy planning information For women with rheumatic heart disease,... Read on

RHD Action - The Global Movement to Control RHD

A new global initiative to end rheumatic heart disease (RHD); RHD Action, was launched in New York on September 29th 2015, World Heart Day... Read on

Jess Sommer

Intern doctor uses RHD app to confirm a diagnosis

“One of my first cases of acute rheumatic fever was a 14 year old girl - she was transferred from her community with chorea. The diagnosis... Read on

Meet Kitty: the 12-year-old girl combating RHD in Western Australia

The bravery and resilience of people with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) should never be underestimated. Kitty is a 12-year-old girl with... Read on

Better Cardiac Care Measures

The Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Forum, a joint initiative of Australian, state and territory... Read on

Nurse Practitioner Framework

RHDA’s Framework for a nurse practitioner role in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease was launched at the RHDA Colloquium in... Read on

Nelson Baker and family

Sticking to Treatment

West Australian performance artist Nelson Baker has turned his experience of living with RHD into a powerful video message to other young... Read on

Leading health experts gather to take aim at Rheumatic Heart Disease affecting Australian Youth

Media release: Leading health experts gather to take aim at Rheumatic Heart Disease affecting Australian Youth

Pioneering skin sores research to improve health of children globally

 Wednesday, 27 August 2014 A Northern Territory-based research project investigating alternative and more practical treatments for skin... Read on

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... Read on