Rheumatic heart disease
Rheumatic heart disease: Introduction
Rheumatic heart disease: Chronic heart condition due to heart damage from rheumatic fever.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Rheumatic heart disease is available below.
Symptoms of Rheumatic heart disease
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symptoms of Rheumatic heart disease
Treatments for Rheumatic heart disease
- Preventive antibiotics - to prevent bacterial heart conditions
- Preventive antibiotics before surgery
- Preventive antibiotics before dental procedures
- Preventive antibiotics for tooth extraction
- Preventive antibiotics for an injury
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Rheumatic heart disease?
Rheumatic heart disease: Related Patient Stories
Rheumatic heart disease: Deaths
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Rheumatic heart disease: Complications
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Causes of Rheumatic heart disease
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Disease Topics Related To Rheumatic heart disease
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Rheumatic heart disease: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Rheumatic heart disease
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good"...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's,
whereas there are...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there are various...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease ...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension...read more »
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Rheumatic heart disease: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Rheumatic heart disease
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Rheumatic heart disease: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Rheumatic heart disease
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Rheumatic heart disease: Animations
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Prognosis for Rheumatic heart disease
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Research about Rheumatic heart disease
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Clinical Trials for Rheumatic heart disease
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Rheumatic heart disease include:
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Statistics for Rheumatic heart disease
Rheumatic heart disease: Broader Related Topics
Types of Rheumatic heart disease
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Definitions of 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)
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