FAQ - Rheumatic Heart Disease
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Is it possible to have a cholecystectomy if you have a rheumatic heart disease? What are the chances?

My brother in the philippines has a rheumatic heart disease for 2 years and the doctors just found recently that he has cholecystitis, Im just worried because the doctors doesnt want to remove the gallbladder.

It would all depend upon the condition of your brother's heart at the time of his surgery. His surgeons would have to make the decision on the grounds of whether his heart would be able to endure the stress of major surgery. I feel for you it is a hard thing to go through for everybody involved.  (+ info)

what is the pathophysiology of pneumonia and rheumatic heart disease? Please help me with my homework?

Who could give me the pathophysiology of pneumonia and Rheumatoid Heart Disease? The diagram and the explanation. Thank you very much. Pls help

Look in your textbook.  (+ info)

Difference between rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?

I think that rheumatic heart disease is complication of rheumatic fever, but not so much clear about these 2 terms.

If someone has rheumatic fever, and gets any heart valvular lesion so after 10-12 years he doesnt have fever but has heartvalvular problem so will this be called as the rheumatic heart disease,

and if some patient 20 yrs old presents withbreathlessness for 5-6 yrs, on echo there is MR,MS, so how we know it was due to rheumatic fever in his childhood? Help needed for these scenerios Thanks

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease which may develop after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever) and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.

Rheumatic (roo-MAT'ik) heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever.

Check out the websites below for more detailed information, and for help with your scenarios.  (+ info)

why is it like this in rheumatic heart disease?

why is it that the GAHBS (group A beta-hemolytic streptococci) ONLY affect the LEFT side of the heart and not the right side in rheumatic heart disease?

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If you had rheumatic fever what is the chances of rehumatic heart disease?

I know that it can sometimes take 10 years to find out if there is damage to the heart from rehumatic fever. But is there anykind of statistics or numbers that show the likely hood of damage to the heart? linkz it you have them

Actually, there are not too many people who have rheumatic fever these days. But for those who have had it, it is a good idea to try to stick with the same physician, Keep good medical records that you can take with you if you move, and get regular check ups. The thing about rheumatic fever is that it can do a lot of damage to your heart valves. If you start out with a small murmur, they will monitor you. If it gets louder, they will order an echocardiogram to determine if your valve is beginning to fail. Catching the valve before it enlarges the chambers of your heart is crucial. They can fix it then. All of this is, of course, if you are one of the people whose rheumatic fever caused an issue with their heart. I believe it depends on the severity of the disease and the treatment of it. So don't panic. Just get the check ups, if the dr. says you have a murmur, ask for an echo. Good luck.  (+ info)

Is methathione ok for somebody with rheumatic heart disease?

i heard that methathione is good as cleansing your system and will whiten your skin.

absolutely yes....  (+ info)

Is radioactive medicine safe for a person with Rheumatic Heart Disease?

what are the advantages and disadvantage?

Radioactive medicines such as radioactive iodine and strontium 89 Chloride injections and several others are given for a very specific purpose and in under highly controlled circumstances. These medications can have side effects. Some side effects are related to the radioactivity and others to the medication itself. Samarium Sm 153 Lexidronam, Injection can cause congestive heart problems in some individuals. If you have rheumatic heart disease then you may be particularly susceptible. Doctors will be on alert for such conditions, but make sure to tell the physician. These medications are used to treat a particular condition and the side effects are well known to the medical profession. Any patient must make sure his/her physician is well aware of any preexisting conditions that could complicate treatment. A through medical history should be known before treatment is started. So it mostly depends on which medication is being used and the dosage. The doctors should take all factors into consideration in any treatment plan.  (+ info)

Is it necessary for a person suffering from Rheumatic heart disease is sexually inactive ?

No, go ahead.  (+ info)

What is Rheumatic Heart Disease? Is this curable? What foods/intake are best for people with RHD?

My tonsils were removed due to my heart enlargement and was diagnosed to having RHD. Am overweight at age 52 I weigh 85kls and stand 5'1". And I also have varicous veins all over my legs. What are the best foods/intake for me. Will I ever go away with it in the future?

Rheumatic heart disease will not go away. It occured because you had strep throat that was not treated with antibiotics. This can cause rheumatic fever a few weeks later that can damage the heart and or kidneys. Try seeking the help of a nutritionist to design the best diet for your condition. Also talk to your doctor about the implications of the damage that was caused so you can see if anything can be treated. Good luck.  (+ info)

who amongst the following is most likely to have rheumatic heart disease?

a. a swimmer
b. a person who had a fight
c. a person who wears cap
d. none

Rheumatic heart disease occurs in some people who gets a rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever occurs in some people (mostly children and young people) after a streptococcal infection of the throat. So theoretically any activity which causes increased incidence of throat infection in people have more chance of having rheumatic heart disease.
So in case of your hypothetical question the answer may be swimmer as he has more chance of getting throat infection which may lead to rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.  (+ info)

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