Rheumatic heart disease is a rare condition that stems from acute rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever generally affects children who are between the ages 5 to 15 years yet is known to occur to people of all ages. The fever arises from strep throat and repeated attacks of it puts strain on the heart by damaging the connective tissue of the heart, brain, joints and skin. This injures the valves in the rheumatic heart which often get enlarged and is unable to function properly. Depending on the rheumatic heart disease causes and the extent of the condition, the blood flow that goes back and forth from the heart may be blocked or disrupted. This can make patients suffering from rheumatic heart disease prone to strokes, seizures and heart failure that could lead to premature death. The diagnosis of this condition is done by a rheumatologist or cardiologist who upon examination determines the cause of the disease. Appropriate medications, most commonly antibiotics are suggested. However, if the damage is very severe, surgery may be the only befitting option. Make sure to consult a cardiologist before going forward with any course of treatment.
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