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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia


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

Research finds Top End has the highest rates of RHD in Australia

The prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Indigenous children living in the Top End is two to three times higher than that of... 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

END RHD CRE Investigators meeting

END RHD CRE – Developing an endgame for rheumatic heart disease in Australia

END RHD Centre of Research Excellence brings a unique opportunity to build a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy for ending RHD 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

Heart Story: Heart Foundation Resource

RHDAustralia attended the launch of ‘Heart Story’ at Parliament House in Darwin in June 2015 The NT Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs... Read on

Rheumatic Heart Disease now notifiable in Western Australia

Rheumatic heart disease has become a notifiable condition in Western Australia. Western Australia is the first jurisdiction in Australia to... 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