Rheumatic fever results from an autoimmune response to a streptococcal throat infection and may lead to rheumatic heart disease.
Early detection of clinically silent valvular heart disease and timely implementation of secondary antibiotic prevention may prevent progression of disease.
We perform active surveillance for rheumatic heart disease by echocardiographic screening in regions where rheumatic heart disease is endemic.
Rheumatic heart disease continues to be a major health care challenge in low and middle income countries where it affects up to 5% of children and adolescents.
The Sunsari district is situated on the foothills of the Lower Himalayan Range in Eastern Nepal.
Bern University Hospital is one of five academic teaching hospitals in Switzerland and home to the Swiss Cardiovascular Center.
The Arequipa metropolitan area is located in the southern part of Peru at an altitude of more than 2300 meters above see level.
American Samoa consists of five main islands and is located in the South Pacifc Ocean.
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