Sunday, August 24, 2014

What is Rheumatic Heart Disease


in this post we will provide articles on article rheumatic heart disease is a continuation of our previous post titled Hallmark of Heart Disease  Rheumatic Heart Disease in medical language or Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is one of the most serious forms of diseases of the heart disease of childhood and adolescence. Rheumatic heart disease is caused due to damage to the entire heart and its membranes. Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of rheumatic fever and usually occurs after attacks of rheumatic fever. The incidence of rheumatic heart disease has been greatly reduced by the widespread use of antibiotics that are effective against streptococcus bacteria that cause rheumatic fever. 

                  Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease (inflammatory) which may arise as a complication of infection of the throat (pharyngitis) untreated or not properly treated. Inflammation can then occur in the joints, heart, brain and skin. Well, if the inflammation occurs in the heart of what is called rheumatic heart disease. If rheumatic heart disease to occur, there will be a permanent defect in the heart, especially on the heart valves, but it can also be on the heart muscle itself. It can not be cured with medication. Especially if affected is the heart valve, the valve is no longer open and close properly, so it can be changes in blood flow. Rheumatic fever is most common in the age 5 to 15 years and very rarely occurs in under 5 or over 15 years, especially in adults.

Symptoms of Rheumatic Heart Disease 

                  Patients generally experience shortness of breath caused already impaired heart, painful joints that move, reddish patches of skin that bounded, hand movements, irregular and uncontrollable (Korean), or a small lump under the skin. In addition, the sign is also accompanying abdominal pain, weight loss, increased fatigue and fever of course.
Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention
The best defense against rheumatic heart disease is to prevent rheumatic fever from ever occurring. By treating strep throat with penicillin or other antibiotics, doctors can usually stop acute rheumatic fever from developing.
People who have been stricken with rheumatic fever are more prone to recurrent attacks and heart damage. That is why they will get continuous antibiotic treatment monthly or daily, perhaps for life. If their hearts had been damaged by rheumatic fever, they are also at increased risk for developing infective endocarditis (also known as bacterial endocarditis), infection of the lining or the heart valves.

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