Is Life Expextancy Different in Different Areas?

Q:

Since the incidence of RHD is different in different parts of the world. I suppose that the life expectancy is also different?

A:

Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) was prevalent in the developed world at a time. However, it is now rare in these countries. All over the world, the life expectancy varies a lot, based on economic development, nations and individuals. For example, RHD remains an important reason for the great gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. If patients with RHD are left untreated, the disease can cause progressive cardiac valve changes, heart failure in early adulthood and shorted life expectancy. What’s more, if a child with RHD have massively enlarged left ventricles, it is likely that surgeries can’t help increase the child’s life expectancy. Fortunately, life expectancy in the developing world is rising sharply.

 

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