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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

E-Learning - Women and Girls with RHD: Pregnancy Focus

This program is designed for people with a good understanding of rheumatic heart disease. It is recommended that the RHDA e-learning program 'Women and girls with RHD' is completed before attempting this program. 

More information is available in the Women and girls with rheumatic heart disease chapter in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, 3rd edition.

The learning objectives are to:

  • describe care required for women with RHD during pregnancy
  • identify some tertiary interventions available in Australia for women with RHD during pregnancy
  • identify the women most at risk of complications in pregnancy due to RHD
  • identify the potential complications in pregnancy due to mitral valve replacement
  • describe treatment options for women with RHD during pregnancy
  • ​describe the considerations for medication delivery for women with RHD in the perinatal period
This program is designed for people with a good understanding of rheumatic heart disease.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2021