Rheumatic heart disease, a sequel of acute rheumatic fever, remains the most common cause of acquired heart disease worldwide and today it is a disease of poverty. This chapter describes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and management principles of acute rheumatic fever. Chronic rheumatic heart disease, its clinical manifestation, and medical and surgical management are also presented.
|Title of host publication||Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care|
|Editors||Da Cruz Eduardo, Ivy Dunbar, Jaggers James|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd.|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|