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Balloon mitral valvuloplasty - live case

Prof Brian Bailey, Interventional Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, presents a live case of balloon mitral valvuloplasty. Presentation delivered at the Structural Heart Disease Australia Adult Congenital & Rheumatic Heart Disease Symposium 29th July 2017

Heart valve surgery

Short animated video showing how a valve repair and replacement is completed

Valve disease

Video of discussion about RHD with Woman from Thursday Island for the St Vincents Hospital

Rheumatic valve disease New Zealand perspective

Powerpoint presentation delivered at RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22nd March 2016 by Dr. Adam El Gamel (Clinical Director Cardiac Surgery at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, NZ and Associate Professor at Auckland University). This is an overview of RHD and cardiac surgery, including surgical considerations, tissue vs mechanical valves.

Berribob | a story of rheumatic fever told by Berribob Watson

Berribob Watson contracted rheumatic heart disease as a young person. He has managed the disease through his entire adult life. In this film clip (directed towards his own community, but applicable to all), he reinforces the need for regular visits to the doctor for a check up. Produced by Skinnyfish TV.

Take Heart: The quest to rid the world of Rheumatic Heart Disease (Official Teaser)

Take Heart is a moving picture advocacy project designed to put rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on the global media and public health agendas. This is the official teaser for a full length feature released in 2016. It shows Eddie going to hospital for heart surgery.

Heart valve surgery

Patient information brochure from the Heart Foundation describes the heart valves, and answers commonly asked questions about heart valve surgery.