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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
Heart valve problem: Rheumatic heart disease is when antibodies (originally produced against untreated strep infections) attack heart proteins, which usually causes proble ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Rheumatic heart disease means the heart disease caused by rheumatic fever. The commonest forms are mitral stenosis and aortic stenosis, the insufficie ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Treat: Rheumatic heart disease (rhd) is the result of an infection. Once the infection has occurred and the damage has been done a person is left with what w ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Rheumatic: We first treat rheumatic fever. If the heart disease appears later, we deal with the manifestation. We don't really cure.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Compliance: Rheumatic fever is preventable by treating strep throat with antibiotics. During the acute phase, there is little you can do beyond complying with the ... Read More
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
28 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Compliance: Once you have rheumatic heart disease, best you can do is comply with the medical therapy recommended by your cardiologist. Plus, most importantly, c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Earlier exposure: Rheumatic heart disesase occurs after scarring develops longterm after previous rheumatic fever (usually years to decades before). Rf is caused by a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Montaña
32 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cards eval: You must see a board certified pediatric cardiologist in your region. You can call or search the american board of pediatrics for a listing of those ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
NOT NECESSARILY: Rest may be beneficial during acute rheumatic fever, but whether rest is necessary for the heart disease will depend in large part on the severity of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Those who have had rheumatic fever.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes : Sometimes one would need to have a damaged valve repaired or replaced.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
No.: These are totally distinct illnesses.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
20 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Cardiac asthma: Rheumatic heart disease is a post infectious complication of a strep infection and is unrelated to asthma, a lung disease characterized by hyper-react ... Read More

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