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Quick reference guide 7: Rheumatic heart disease control programs

This chapter from the quick reference guide focuses on secondary prophylaxis of ARF. In someone who is known to have had ARF, secondary prophylaxis is the only RHD control strategy shown to be effective and cost-effective at both individual and population levels. Effective RHD management involves regular clinical follow up, with specialist review and echocardiography. (Information derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd ed))
RHDAustralia, Menzies School of Health Research, National Heart Foundation of Australia,
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