• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever (RF). It is an inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection. It can affect most connective tissues, especially those of the heart, joints, brain, and ...

Loading
  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles