Is RHD One of Heart Conditions?

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Is RHD one of heart conditions?

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Yes, it is. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a chronic heart condition, which is caused by rheumatic fever. Untreated or incompletely treated rheumatic fever can damage the heart valves. The damaged or scarred heart valves then can’t function efficiently. If a patient is diagnosed with RHD, it means that the patient’s heart valves have been permanently damaged. Over time, the damaged or scarred heart valves can prevent the heart from pumping blood throughout the body efficiently, which then progresses to heart failure.

 

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