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    edited by Scott Dougherty, Jonathan Carapetis, Liesl Zühlke, Nigel Wilson.
    Summary: Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease is a concise, yet comprehensive, clinical resource highlighting must-know information on rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever from a global perspective. Covering the major issues dominating the field, this practical resource presents sufficient detail for a deep and thorough understanding of the latest treatment options, potential complications, and disease management strategies to improve patient outcomes. Divided into four distinct sections for ease of navigation: Acute Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Population-Based Strategies for Disease Control, and Acute and Emergency Presentations. International editors and chapter authors ensure a truly global perspective. Covers all clinical aspects, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and treatment. Includes key topics on population-based measures for disease control for effective primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Consolidates today's available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

    Burden, cost, and epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
    Pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever
    Clinical evaluation and diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever
    Management of acute rheumatic fever
    Clinical evaluation and diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease
    Medical management of rheumatic heart disease
    Catheter-based investigation and treatment of rheumatic heart disease
    Surgical management of rheumatic heart disease
    Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy
    Primordial and primary prevention prevention of ARF and RHD
    Secondary prevention of ARF and RHD
    Control programmes, registries, and access to care
    Rheumatic heart disease screening
    Group A streptococcal vaccine
    Advocacy and education
    Acute complications and Emergencies of ARF and RHD.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey 2021