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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Women's health

Sharing a Heartbeat 2: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (BURARRA)

A short movie for young women with Rheumatic Heart Disease and their families. This film is developed, written and directed by Australian Indigenous women. It is in their words, and has their questions about RHD answered. A sequel to 'Sharing a Heartbeat', Tess and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (BURARRA)

This is a 13 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD. It does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements. Friends and families of young women may also like to view this film to better understand how to support young women have a healthy pregnancy.

Pregnancy and rheumatic heart disease case studies

Dr Lisa Simmons, Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, presents cases in rheumatic heart disease. Presentation delivered at the Structural Heart Disease Australia Adult Congenital & Rheumatic Heart Disease Symposium 29th July 2017.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (KRIOL)

A short movie for young women with Rheumatic Heart Disease and their families. This film is developed, written and directed by Australian Indigenous women. It is in their words, and has their questions about RHD answered. A sequel to 'Sharing a Heartbeat', Tess and Jamie want to start a family.

Sharing a Heartbeat 2: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (ENGLISH)

A short movie for young women with Rheumatic Heart Disease and their families. This short movie is developed, written and directed by Australian Indigenous women. It is in their words, and has their questions about RHD answered. A sequel to 'Sharing a Heartbeat', Tess and Jamie want to start a family.

RHD in pregnancy

Video features Bo Remenyi and Jessie Johnston on Tiwi Islands, discussing the importance of cardiac care during pregnancy

Sharing a Heartbeat: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (KRIOL)

This is a 13 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD. It does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements. Friends and families of young women may also like to view this film to better understand how to support young women have a healthy pregnancy.

Sharing a Heartbeat: A short film about RHD in pregnancy (ENGLISH)

This is a 12 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD. It does not cover severe RHD and valve repair or replacements. Friends and families of young women may also like to view this film to better understand how to support young women have a healthy pregnancy.

RHD in Pregnancy Poster - A3 size

There are two versions of this poster. One is for electronic distribution and has links embedded; perfect for emailing other clinics or distributing electronically. The other is for printing and putting on the wall of your clinic or ward. If you would like a high quality print, please contact us to discuss. The aim of these posters is to familiarise health professionals with RHD in pregnancy, the resources available, and some of the important considerations when assessing pregnant women who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait and/or Pacific Islander.

Have You Heard of Rheumatic Heart Disease? As a Midwife, You Should Have!

An article from the Winter 2017 edition of Australian Midwifery News Magazine. How do you know if a pregnant woman has RHD? A midwife can ‘think RHD’ in the ‘at risk’ population, and trigger referrals for cardiac echo’s to diagnose RHD. Women without a known diagnosis of RHD can present with shortness of breath. A common complaint is, “I need extra pillows to sleep at night, I wake with no breath.” Tragically, what is happening is heart failure and pulmonary oedema filling the lungs.

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