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What is acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?

Posted on: 13 August, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 3, July 2012 - September 2012
Related to Cardiovascular health Health promotion

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia (2012)
What is acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?
Winnellie, NT: Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

This brochure provides information about acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It poses questions about heart disease, how it affects the body and prevention. Questions include:

  • What is ARF?
  • Who most commonly gets ARF?
  • Does ARF cause any long term damage?
  • How does ARF affect the heart?
  • How will I know if my child or family member has ARF?
  • What do I do if my child or family member has any of these symptoms?
  • What happens when my child/family member comes home from hospital after having ARF?
  • How can I remember to get my needle every three to four weeks?
  • What else will my child/family member need to know if they have RHD?
  • How can I stop myself or my family from getting sick with ARF and RHD?

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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