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Diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia: an evidence based review (2006)

Author

National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

City

Sydney

Type

Report

Institution

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

 

Description

This evidence based review has been jointly developed by the National Heart Foundation and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. The report shows that the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is very high among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly children. In the past two years there has been an increase of almost 13% in the diagnosis of ARF among Indigenous children. The report focuses on diagnosis and management issues and has been developed with the aim of ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples receive the same standard of care as that available to other Australians.

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Contact details

Heart Foundation Canberra Office
Unit 1, Level 1
17-23 Townshend Street
Phillip ACT 2606
PO Box 373
Mawson ACT 2607
Ph: (02) 6282 5744

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