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The Heart of the Matter | Rheumatic heart disease | Western Australia

An educational video for health professionals working in Western Australia about rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Featuring Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Director, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, leading RHD specialist, the video provides general information and statistics about acute rheumatic fever and RHD plus information specific to RHD control in West Australia. There may have been some staff changes since this video was made in 2013.

Keeping up with the Joneses

A video produced by Dr Melanie Thompson on the Jones Criteria for diagnosing rheumatic fever. Statistics from WA are featured in this 2013 production. Not to be confused with the 2016 American action comedy film, Keeping up with the Joneses directed by Greg Mottola and written by Michael LeSieur.

The Heart

A basic introduction and overview of the anatomy and function of the heart.

Sore throat can lead to a broken heart - Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)

This 1 minute rap (performed by students of the Cape Music Institute) raises awareness about the importance of penicillin in preventing sore throats which could lead to damage to the heart valves, and rheumatic heart disease.
The ASAP programme, launched by the Pan-African Society of Africa in 2006, is a focused action plan using Awareness, Surveillance, Advocacy and Prevention to galvanise efforts, identify and strengthen interventions and create political will to stem the tide of RHD.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: forgotten but not gone

This World Heart Federation video describes rheumatic heart disease as a chronic heart condition, caused by rheumatic fever, that needlessly kills and disables people living in extreme poverty. High prevalence of the disease has become a marker of poverty and an important factor feeding growing health inequities. Speakers include Jonathan Carapetis and other world experts in rheumatic heart disease.

Information about rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease

Educational video for patients and their families produced by Queensland RHD Control Program. Key prevention and treatment messages are highlighted by Lyndsey for discussion with health professionals.