Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease: Implications for Closing the Gap: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

@article{Kumar2020ContemporaryDA,
  title={Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease: Implications for Closing the Gap: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.},
  author={Raman Krishna Kumar and Manuel J. Antunes and Andrea Zawacki Beaton and Mariana M Mirabel and Vuyisile T. Nkomo and Emmy Okello and Prakash Raj Regmi and Bo Remenyi and Karen Sliwa-H{\"a}hnle and Liesl Joanna Z{\"u}hlke and Craig Sable},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2020}
}
The global burden of rheumatic heart disease continues to be significant although it is largely limited to poor and marginalized populations. In most endemic regions, affected patients present with heart failure. This statement will seek to examine the current state-of-the-art recommendations and to identify gaps in diagnosis and treatment globally that can inform strategies for reducing disease burden. Echocardiography screening based on World Heart Federation echocardiographic criteria holds… 

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