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Rheumatic heart disease a burden in northern AUS

You would be forgiven for thinking that rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was just another disease modern medicine has eradicated.

For most of the population, rheumatic heart disease is extremely rare. However, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have one of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world.


It causes stroke, heart disease, and is especially dangerous for pregnant women.

Ellen Leabeater speaks to Professor Liz Sullivan, Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research UTS.

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