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Is there any permanent treatment for rheumatic heart disease and to completely eliminate a steprocoocus bacteria?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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Depending on the severity, rhd can be controlled with medications.
Penicillin keeps the strep in check to prevent recurrences. As you get older, (>40), if you're not around children, pcn prophylaxis can be stopped. The ultimate treatment for rhd is commissurotomy or valve replacement but only in severe, symptomatic mitral stenosis. You can lead a normal life with treatment!

In brief: 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, (>40), if you're not around children, pcn prophylaxis can be stopped. The ultimate treatment for rhd is commissurotomy or valve replacement but only in severe, symptomatic mitral stenosis. You can lead a normal life with treatment!
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