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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Patients, Families & Communities

Patients, Families & Communities resource page about acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

2018 Closing the Gap Refresh

Submission on behalf of the END RHD Centre of Research Excellence and RHDAustralia. This document contains recommendations for the Closing the Gap Refresh that will retain a focus on health outcomes that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) could provide a critical, tangible target for achieving gains in Indigenous life expectancy. RHD is the leading cause of cardiovascular inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Sore throats and skin sores can hurt hearts - generic

Comic style booklet for young people highlighting the importance of preventing and treating sore throats and skin sores. Benny's journey with rheumatic fever.

Secondary Prophylaxis

A short film about secondary prophylaxis, what it is, and why it is important.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this video contains images of an Aboriginal person who has died.

Pedrino Study - Rheumatic heart disease screening, Maningrida NT

This short video presented in English, contains information about rheumatic heart disease and the Pedrino Study (echocardiogram screening for rheumatic heart disease in Maningrida, NT). It is directed at patents of potential participants.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

Heart valve surgery - Patient information

This short animated video includes brief information about the procedures for heart valve repair and heart valve replacement. 

Valve disease

This short video is a discussion in question and answer format, between a woman from Thursday Island and nurse. They talk about the heart and rheumatic heart disease.

Take Heart Group A streptococcal infection

This short film includes medical and public health specialists from around the world discussing the causes, symtoms and impact of group A stretococcal infections of the throat.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

Dr Bo Remenyi, NT Australian of the Year 2018

Paediatric cardiologist Dr Bo Reményi was NT Australian of the Year in 2018. She used this opportunity to highlight the high rates of rheumatic heart disease among Australia's Aboriginal and torres Strait Islander peoples.

In this short film she highlights some of the problems associated with rheumatic heart disease and the need to move from a treatment focus to a prevention focus. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died. 

RHD wiping out generations of Indigenous Australians - The Point

This short documentary aired on NITV's The Point with Stan Grant follows the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with rheumatic heart disease who have had open heart surgery. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.

Sydenham chorea 2

Demonstration of a young girl with chorea

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