17.Rheumatic heart disease
 


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17.Rheumatic heart disease

What is 17.Rheumatic heart disease?

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) describes a group of short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) heart disorders that can occur after an episode of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may affect many connective tissues of the body, especially, those of the heart, joints, brain or skin. It usually starts out as a streptococcal throat infection in children between the ages of 5 and 15 years. One common result of rheumatic fever is heart valve damage. This damage to the heart valves may lead to a valve disorders and also heart failure. RHD is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever.

Cause

Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease that can affect many connective tissues, especially in the heart, joints, skin, or brain. The heart valves can be inflamed and become scarred over time. This can result in narrowing or leaking of the heart valve making it harder for the heart to function normally. This may take years to develop and can result in heart failure.

Rheumatic fever can occur at any age, but usually occurs in children ages 5 to 15 years old. It

Diagnosis & Tests

People with rheumatic heart disease will have or recently had a strep infection. A throat culture or blood test may be used to check for strep.

They may have a murmur or rub that may be heard during a routine physical exam. The murmur is caused by the blood leaking around the damages valve. The rub is caused when the inflamed heart tissues move or rub against each other.

Along with a complete medical history and physical exam, tests used to diagnose rheumatic heart disease may include:

  • Echocardiogram (echo). This test uses sound waves to check the heart's chambers and valves. The echo sound waves create a picture on a screen as an ultrasound transducer is passed over the skin overlying the heart. Echo can show damage to the valve flaps, backflow of blood through a leaky valve, fluid around the heart, and heart enlargement. It

Prevention & Risk Factors

Rheumatic heart disease can be prevented by preventing strep infections or treating them with antibiotics when they do occur. It

Treatments & Therapies

Specific treatment for rheumatic heart disease will be determined by your child's physician based on:

  • Your child's overall health and medical history
  • Extent of the disease
  • Your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the disease
  • Your opinion or preference


The best treatment for rheumatic heart disease is prevention. Antibiotics can usually treat strep throat (a Streptococcus bacterial infection) and stop acute rheumatic fever from developing. Antibiotic therapy has sharply reduced the incidence and mortality rate of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Few cases came to UP RBSK

S.No Disease Description Image
1 17.Rheumatic heart disease BASTI : UP RBSK team of doctors cured saif , Child of 1.11.1 age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now saif will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
2 17.Rheumatic heart disease AZAMGARH : UP RBSK team of doctors cured sunil , Child of 14.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now sunil will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
3 17.Rheumatic heart disease LAKHIMPUR KHERI : UP RBSK team of doctors cured misbah , Child of 4.2.3 age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now misbah will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
4 17.Rheumatic heart disease SANTKABIR NAGAR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured Yuvraj , Child of 11.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now Yuvraj will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
5 17.Rheumatic heart disease BALRAMPUR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured Arbi Hasan , Child of 5.11. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now Arbi Hasan will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
6 17.Rheumatic heart disease AGRA : UP RBSK team of doctors cured anash , Child of 6.5.10 age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now anash will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
7 17.Rheumatic heart disease AMBEDKAR NAGAR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured ?????? , Child of 14.9.18 age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now ?????? will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
8 17.Rheumatic heart disease ALIGARH : UP RBSK team of doctors cured Lakhan , Child of 12.03. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now Lakhan will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
9 17.Rheumatic heart disease BAHRAICH : UP RBSK team of doctors cured Dilsan , Child of 8.6. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now Dilsan will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
10 17.Rheumatic heart disease GORAKHPUR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured pannelal , Child of 17.0.0 age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now pannelal will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
11 17.Rheumatic heart disease HAPUR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured rihan , Child of 9.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now rihan will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
12 17.Rheumatic heart disease SAHARANPUR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured vasu , Child of 08.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now vasu will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
13 17.Rheumatic heart disease JALAUN : UP RBSK team of doctors cured Anjali , Child of 11.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now Anjali will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
14 17.Rheumatic heart disease BALLIA : UP RBSK team of doctors cured aaliya pariniti , Child of 10.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now aaliya pariniti will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
15 17.Rheumatic heart disease GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured sameer , Child of 10.11.09 age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now sameer will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.
16 17.Rheumatic heart disease SHAHJAHANPUR : UP RBSK team of doctors cured payansi , Child of 7.. age. Child was suffering with 17.Rheumatic heart disease disease from birth and now treatment is going on under the supervision of UP RBSK doctors. Now payansi will be able to continue as a normal child and family members are very happy as they got this all help from government in free of cost.