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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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ARF Diagnosis Flowchart

This flowchart is provided for historical purposes only. It was significantly revised in 2015 and used in the diagnosis calculator embedded in the guideline application available for iOS and Android. The Diagnosis App includes additional risk factor assessment criteria. This revision enabled and enable the Diagnosis App to be used broadly in the Australian setting and Maori and Pacific Islander populations. The flowchart was used to develop the diagnosis calculator in the RHDAustralia Guideline App, available for free download from the resources on the RHDA website. The flowchart is based on the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edition), 2012, and on work by: Marc Rémond (James Cook University), Rhona Dawson (KAMSC), Michael Dawson (KAMSC) and Graeme Maguire (Baker IDI).
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Marc Rémond (James Cook University), Rhona Dawson (KAMSC), Michael Dawson (KAMSC), Graeme Maguire (Baker IDI), Anna Ralph (RHDA), Christian James (RHDA), Catherine Halkon (RHDA), Clair Boardman (RHDA) & Bart Currie (RHDA)
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