[Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease].

@article{Manfrini2006RheumaticFA,
  title={[Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease].},
  author={Olivia Manfrini and Raffaelle Bugiardini},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={266-72}
}
Rheumatic heart disease, the sequel of acute rheumatic fever, is a very common cause of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity all over the world, and is the predominant indication for cardiac surgery in the industrialized countries. Diagnosis of rheumatic chronic carditis may sometimes be difficult because valvular regurgitation may not always be detected by routine clinical auscultation. A recent report from the World Health Organization Expert Committee recognizes the usefulness of… CONTINUE READING
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