Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic heart disease describes a group of short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) heart disorders that can occur as a result of rheumatic fever. One common result of rheumatic fever is  heart valve  damage. This damage to the heart valves may lead to a  valve disorder.

For more information about rheumatic heart disease check out the following websites:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada  

Up-to-date Patient Information    

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