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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia


Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are not currently notifiable conditions in Victoria.

However we are motivated to detect cases and provide education and support to families and community clinicians within Victoria. Our goal is to achieve optimal monitoring and care to patients with ARF and RHD living in Victoria.

We can also provide diagnostic and management advice to the patient's primary clinician if required.

If you have a patient that you suspect or is known to have ARF or RHD, please refer to the appropriate clinics below:

Paediatrics: A/Prof Andrew Steer, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Royal Children's Hospital,

Adults: Dr Andrew Burns, Cardiologist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne,