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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Rheumatic heart disease: all but forgotten (2008)

Author

Rural Health Education Foundation

Publisher

Rural Health Education Foundation

City

Canberra

Type

Audiovisual

 

Description

Aboriginal people living in the Top End of the Northern Territory have recorded the highest incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in the world. This DVD raises the awareness of health professionals to population groups within Australia at risk of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), and examines strategies developed jointly by the National Heart Foundation and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand for best practice to address the treatment, control and eradication of ARF and RHD.

After watching this DVD the health professional should be aware of the following:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This DVD provides useful background information for the health professional who would like to learn more about rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This resource is not Indigenous specific.

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Last updated: 9 June 2014
 
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