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  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is inflammation of the body’s organ systems, mainly joints, skin, brain and the heart.The fever mostly develops two or three weeks after the streptococcal infection of the throat. It is so named because of its similarities with Rheumatic disorder (medical conditions affecting the joints and connective tissue).

    How does it affect the heart?

    The heart is considerably affected by this infection. The valves and membranes of the heart are damaged by rheumatic fever, which results in improper opening and closing of the valves. Although most of the patients recover completely from the fever, a small percentage of people damage their heart permanently. When the damage is permanent it is called rheumatic heart disease.It can effect any valve , especially mitral valve.The valves may become aberrantly narrow (mitral valve stenosis), leaky (mitral valve regurgitation) or both. These damages to the valves may ultimately cause heart failure and atrial fibrillation later in life of the patient.
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