What Will Happen if the Heart Valves Are Damaged in RHD?

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What will happen if the heart valves are damaged in RHD?

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The heart valve damage in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a complication of rheumatic fever. It starts when strep infection is untreated or incompletely treated. The heart valve damage can lead to a valve disorder. A healthy heart valve usually only allows blood flow to go in one direction. However, blood may either flow back through damaged valves or be blocked because of scarred valves. Once RHD occurs, it means that permanent damage to the heart valves has been made.

 

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