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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

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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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

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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 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 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 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" 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more »

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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

Prognosis for Rheumatic heart disease

Research about Rheumatic heart disease

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Clinical Trials for Rheumatic heart disease

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Statistics for 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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