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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Videos

Summary of Changes - 2020 Guideline for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This video summarises the important changes presented in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). The 2020 guideline replaces the 2nd edition which was released by RHDAustralia in 2012.

Sydenham chorea - milkmaid grip #2

This video shows a sign of Sydenham chorea called ‘milkmaid’s grip’ or ‘milkmaid’s sign’. When the patient grasps the examiner’s fingers the rhythmic squeezing of the examiner’s fingers is visible.

Sydenham chorea - whole body

This video shows the purposeless, sometimes jerky movements of Sydenham chorea. The uncontrolled movements of limbs while lying on a stretcher are visible.

Sydenham chorea - milkmaid grip

This video shows a sign of Sydenham chorea called ‘milkmaid’s grip’, or ‘milkmaid’s sign’. When the patient grasps the examiner’s fingers the rhythmic squeezing of the examiner’s fingers is visible.

Sydenham chorea – spooning

This video shows a sign of Sydenham chorea called ‘spooning’. When the patient attempts to hold her hands out in front of her, flexion of the wrists and extension of the fingers is visible.

Michael's Story

This video follows the story of a 14 year old Aboriginal boy named Michael and his Aunty Mary. It contains information you should know if your child or family member has had an episode of acute rheumatic fever.

A message from Yalmay Yunupingu Yirrkala Community

Yalmay speaks in Yolngu language in this 2 minute Video about the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Rheumatic Heart Disease - Siona 'Gayili' Yunipingu's story

Video from St Vincent's Health collaboration with Heart Foundation. Gayili tells her story about RHD from Yirrkala in the NT.

Boom Boom!

Written for kids, by kids from the remote Aboriginal community of Barunga, 'Boom Boom' aims to teach children how to prevent deadly rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

What is acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease? An explainer video and poster for school staff

This brief overview of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is aimed at school staff, who are well placed to assist children aged 5-14 years, their families and communities to prevent and manage these conditions. Sore throats can lead to open heart surgery in high risk populations. We encourage all school staff to watch the video and download the poster for displaying around the school.

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