Whilst Aboriginal men have a higher burden of heart disease in comparison to women (68.3% vs 41.7% respectively)…
Candice Tarter was only 16 when rheumatic fever led to serious heart issues, and four open-heart surgeries over the next 12 years.
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Rheumatic heart disease is chronic damage to the valves in the heart caused by repeated cases of acute rheumatic fever. This can be prevented.