She had a history of Rheumatic Fever. Her ECG demonstrated atrial fibrillation and her chest x-ray revealed an enlarged left atrium and left ventricle. She had mild pulmonary congestion. Auscultation revealed a heart murmur indicative of a Mitral Valve Stenosis. Diagnosis: Mitral Valve stenosis.
Rheumatic Fever Nursing Care Management and Study Guide - Nurseslabs
The following are key points to remember from this review on rheumatic heart disease RHD : Epidemiology: The global burden of RHD continues to be significant. In , there were an estimated Prevalence ranged from 3. Data on RHD related morbidity and mortality are less robust, but the estimate is at least ,, deaths per year. The mitral or both mitral and aortic valves are most commonly affected. Isolated aortic valve, or right-sided valve involvement is rare. Acute mitral valvulitis can result in anterior leaflet prolapse, annular dilation, chordal elongation, and varying degrees of mitral regurgitation.
Pathophysiology and Clinical Presentation
Patient Information. Historical Perspective. Differentiating Rheumatic Fever from other Diseases.
The New Zealand government aims to reduce rheumatic fever by two-thirds by , as one of its 10 Better Public Services targets. In , the programme was significantly expanded. Reduce household crowding and therefore reduce the spread of strep throat bacteria in families that live in crowded homes. Increase awareness of rheumatic fever, what causes it and how to stop it.