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Management of rheumatic heart disease. E-learning Intro Vid 5

This video covers the management of rheumatic heart disease and is part 5 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

People with rheumatic heart disease require extensive follow up, especially when first diagnosed. The severity of the disease can improve or worsen. Management of RHD is dependent on the severity of the disease, and requires active engagement by the patient, family and multidisciplinary team.

The learning objective is to:

  • describe the care required for people with RHD

More information on this topic can be found in the Management of rheumatic heart disease chapter in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, 3rd edition

This video content developed by RHDAustralia resource development committee

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 video covers the management of rheumatic heart disease and is part 5 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020