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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

Short video about secondary prophylaxis, what it is, and why it is important

Pedrino Echocardiogram Study

Short video explaining the Pedrino Study (Echocardiogram screening) to potential participants

Heart valve surgery

Short animated video showing how a valve repair and replacement is completed

Valve disease

Video of discussion about RHD with Woman from Thursday Island for the St Vincents Hospital

RHD in pregnancy

Video features Bo Remenyi and Jessie Johnston on Tiwi Islands, discussing the importance of cardiac care during pregnancy

Take Heart Group A streptococcal infection

How GAS infection of throats and sores leads to RHD. How to prevent GAS infection to prevent RHD

Take Heart Dr Bo Remenyi, NT Australian of the Year 2018

Short public health message about the need to focus on RHD prevention

RHD Wiping out generations of Indigenous Australians

NITV short documentary featuring people with RHD, including Leon from Bagot, Aldrick in Maningrida, among others