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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Educator tools – Screening for RHD

This PowerPoint presentation is based on the chapter Screening for RHD in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). It can be downloaded and used to support health workforce education. Notes for each slide are included to help guide the presenter.

NOTE: From March 2022 and based on new evidence, clinical experts recommend antibiotic prophylaxis for a minimum of two years with echocardiographic follow up for people diagnosed with borderline RHD who are aged 20 years of age of less, and have no documented history of ARF, and live in a high-RHD risk setting.

For more information, visit https://www.rhdaustralia.org.au/arf-rhd-guideline

This PowerPoint presentation is based on the chapter Screening for RHD in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020