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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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Quick reference guide 6: Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy

This chapter from the quick reference guide focuses on assessment and managment of patients with known rheumatic valvular disease before pregnancy. Discussion regarding fertility planning should be undertaken with all women with more than mild valvular disease, even if immediate pregnancy is not planned. Information derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edn).
RHDAustralia, Menzies School of Health Research, National Heart Foundation of Australia,
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