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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Call to arms to save children from rheumatic heart disease

Date posted: 13 November 2013

A leading paediatric cardiologist has emphasised the need to prevent rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Indigenous children to prevent death, cardiac surgery and stroke to allow them to live a fulfilling life.

Dr Bo Remenyi spoke at the RHD Australia Conference 2013: Practice and Culture in Darwin on 6 November 2013, and relayed cases of children who have required multiple heart surgeries as a result of permanent heart valve damage caused by acute rheumatic fever (ARF).

Data collection shows a nine percent reduction per year in the Northern Territory ARF recurrence rates, which is a small but important step in reducing RHD.

Source: RHD Australia


Last updated: 13 November 2013
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