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Screening for asymptomatic rheumatic heart disease : understanding the mechanisms key to the diagnostic criteria
(South African Heart Association, 2015)
This focussed review describes important problems experienced in the world of echocardiographic screening for asymptomatic rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It offers a critical appraisal of the screening criteria and their ...
Screening for rheumatic heart disease : is a paradigm shift required?
This focused review presents a critical appraisal of the World Heart Federation criteria for the echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and its performance in African RHD screening programmes. It ...
Rheumatic heart disease screening : current concepts and challenges
(Medknow Publications, 2017)
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a disease of poverty, is almost entirely preventable, and is the most common cardiovascular disease worldwide in those under 25 years. RHD is caused by acute rheumatic fever (ARF) which ...
Inter-scallop separations of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve : an important cause of pathological mitral regurgitation in rheumatic heart disease screening
The 2012 World Heart Federation (WHF) criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) identify that the finding of ‘pathological’ mitral regurgitation (MR) in a screened individual increases the ...