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AA amyloidosis affects approximately 35,000 - 50,000 individuals in the United States, Europe (Top 5 countries) and Japan. The disease occurs in a subset of patients with long-lasting inflammatory c...
The American Heart Association awarded the Children’s National Health System a grant to launch a rheumatic heart disease center, according to a press release. The program will aim to develop strateg...
The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years, ac...
With advances in access to good medical care, the global burden of rheumatic heart disease is declining. However, there still is significant disease in resource-limited regions of the world.
The burden of rheumatic heart disease has decreased worldwide since 1990, but high rates persisted in poorer regions, according to a review published in The New England Journal of Medicine.David A. Wa...
Over the past quarter-century, the worldwide burden of rheumatic heart
Many doctors may believe that acute rheumatic fever is a disease of the past, but it's estimated that, worldwide, there are 500,000 new annual cases, and that 15 million have chronic rheumatic heart d...
In an effort to treat and prevent rheumatic
Penicillin prophylaxis could have a positive, regressive effect on young patients diagnosed with latent rheumatic
Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are important health problems in developing countries. The study aim was to provide a review and content analysis of the scientific literature on rheu...
Rheumatic heart disease remains an important preventable cause of cardiovascular death and disability, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. We estimated global, regional, and nation...
In high-burden Australian states and territories, registers of patients with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are maintained for patient management, monitoring of system performance a...
Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic valvular heart disease (RHD) remain important medical, surgical and public health concerns in many parts of the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the...
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) following Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections is heritable and prevalent in Indigenous populations. Molecular mimicry between human and GAS proteins triggers pro-infla...