Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is a condition where your have long-lasting heart valve damage after one or more illness episodes of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)
Professor Bob Graham is the executive director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
This brief overview of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is aimed at school staff, who are well placed to assist children aged 5-14 years, their families and communities to prevent and manage these conditions. Sore throats can lead to open heart surgery in high risk populations.
This is a 12 minute film directed by Indigenous women about fertility, pregnancy and family for young Indigenous women who have rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This is culturally appropriate health information for a target audience of girls and young women from ages 13 to 20s who have mild to moderate RHD.
Being a heart mum - What it takes to care for a son living with rheumatic heart disease.
When Liana complained of a sore foot and showed signs of a fever, her mum Margie rushed her to hospital. An X-ray of her foot revealed no obvious injury, so she was sent home and advised to take painkillers.