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treatments for rheumatic heart disease

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
31 years experience Cardiology
Surgical rarely: Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever. In the acute setting, antibiotics to treat the strep infection, Aspirin to decrease inflammatio ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Some what: Depending on the severity, rhd can be controlled with medications. Penicillin keeps the strep in check to prevent recurrences. As you get older, (&gt ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes.: It is difficult for me to imagine why it could not be done. In some cases it may be recommended to take antibiotics one hour prior to the procedure i ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The rules of premedication have changed and it is no longer considered a risk factor in dentistry.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Rheumatic fever : People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease. During ARF patients get pa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Why?: It should not necessarily influence rheumatic heart disease one way or the other. The question is why are you taking this natural amino acid? Is thi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Rheumatic heart : After diagnosis for rheumatic fever then over time can develop rheumatic heart disease. It usually develops many years after the initial diagnosis an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
CHF or AF: Rhd causes thickening and blockage (stenosis) of the mitral valve which can lead to congestive heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue). ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: It depends on the specific heart valve or area or the heart involved and the severity of that involvement. The treatment varies from observation to me ... Read More
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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