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What is Rheumatic heart disease?

What is Rheumatic heart disease?

  • Rheumatic heart disease: Chronic heart condition due to heart damage from rheumatic fever.
  • Rheumatic heart disease: heart disease caused by recurrent episodes of rheumatic fever; characterized by changes in the myocardium or scarring of the heart valves that reduce the power of the heart to pump blood.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Rheumatic heart disease: Introduction

Types of Rheumatic heart disease:

Broader types of Rheumatic heart disease:

How many people get Rheumatic heart disease?

Incidence (annual) of Rheumatic heart disease: 194 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Rheumatic heart disease: approx 1 in 23,505 or 0.00% or 11,571 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Rheumatic heart disease?

Complications of Rheumatic heart disease: see complications of Rheumatic heart disease
Deaths for Rheumatic heart disease: 3,676 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Rheumatic heart disease?

Causes of Rheumatic heart disease: see causes of Rheumatic heart disease
Cause of Rheumatic heart disease: Permanent heart damage caused by rheumatic fever

What are the symptoms of Rheumatic heart disease?

Symptoms of Rheumatic heart disease: see symptoms of Rheumatic heart disease

Complications of Rheumatic heart disease: see complications of Rheumatic heart disease

Can anyone else get Rheumatic heart disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Rheumatic heart disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatic heart disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rheumatic heart disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rheumatic heart disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rheumatic heart disease: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rheumatic heart disease.
Treatments for Rheumatic heart disease: see treatments for Rheumatic heart disease
Research for Rheumatic heart disease: see research for Rheumatic heart disease

Society issues for Rheumatic heart disease

Hospitalizations for Rheumatic heart disease: 42,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Rheumatic heart disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Rheumatic heart disease:

  • 0.04% (5,596) of hospital episodes were for rheumatic heart disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultations for rheumatic heart disease required hospital admission rheumatic heart disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital episodes for rheumatic heart disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital episodes for rheumatic heart disease were women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital admissions for rheumatic heart disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for rheumatic heart disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Rheumatic heart disease: 196,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Rheumatic heart disease:

Organs and body systems related to Rheumatic heart disease include:

Name and Aliases of Rheumatic heart disease

Main name of condition: Rheumatic heart disease

Other names or spellings for Rheumatic heart disease:

Chronic rheumatic fever, Chronic rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatic heart disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Rheumatic heart disease:

 

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