Rheumatic heart disease in indigenous populations.

Abstract

Rates of acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islanders and Māori continue to be unacceptably high. The impact of rheumatic heart disease is inequitable on these populations as compared with other Australians and New Zealanders. The associated cardiac morbidity, including the development of rheumatic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.02.019

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