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  • coronary heart d
  • The accelerated aging syndrome known as progeria truly accelerates the patients aging and illness profile.Their metabolism is marked by the same abnormalities in cholesterol and fat metabolism in childhood as that seen in adult stroke and heart attack victims.Most succumb to complications of coronary heart disease as early as their teens. (healthtap.com)
  • Congenital
  • Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. (healthtap.com)
  • What does congenital heart disease mean? (healthtap.com)
  • Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart's structure and/or function that is present at birth.It is the most common type of birth defect, and causes more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects . (healthtap.com)
  • congestive
  • Rheumatic fever causes heart damage--particularly scarring of the heart valves--forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood and may eventually cause congestive heart failure. (nyhq.org)
  • The damage may resolve on its own, or it may be permanent, eventually causing congestive heart failure (a condition in which the heart cannot pump out all of the blood that enters it, which leads to an accumulation of blood and fluid in the vessels and body tissues). (nyhq.org)
  • Other medications may be necessary to handle congestive heart failure. (nyhq.org)
  • injections
  • The strategy would also seek to prevent severe RHD in those with mild or moderate levels of the illness by treating patients monthly with penicillin injections to stop the progression of the disease. (abc.net.au)
  • end up with heart failure and possibly even death, and to think that you can stop that simply by giving by penicillin injections, it almost sounds too easy," Dr Francis said. (abc.net.au)
  • cardiovascular
  • The positive predictive value of definite murmurs for diagnosis of cardiovascular disease was 35.21% for school health physicians and 86.67% for regional physicians. (who.int)
  • Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. (ahajournals.org)
  • With its members, the World Heart Federation works to build global commitment to addressing cardiovascular health at the policy level, generates and exchanges ideas, shares best practice, advances scientific knowledge and promotes knowledge transfer to tackle cardiovascular disease - the world's number one killer. (innovations-report.com)
  • While generally rare in the United States, rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of cardiovascular death in people under age 50 in developing nations. (drugs.com)
  • The Case Western-led team recently published a study of 1,500-plus patients in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcome describing its use in combating rheumatic heart disease, one of the earliest attempts to adapt the model for another serious illness. (eurekalert.org)
  • chest
  • These problems are mostly mild and don't cause problems, but can cause chest pain , breathing trouble, or heart failure , and may need to be treated or fixed. (healthtap.com)
  • penicillin
  • The World Heart Federation's new strategy has been outlined in a position statement outlining five key strategic targets, which are: comprehensive register-based control programmes, global access to benzathine penicillin G, identification and development of public figures as RHD champions, expansion of RHD training hubs and support for vaccine development. (health24.com)
  • The study results further showed that only 36 per cent of patients with moderate or severe disease and only 20 per cent of those that have undergone valve replacement surgery are receiving secondary prophylaxis with penicillin. (bio-medicine.org)
  • sore
  • Our studies indicate that very few parents and care-givers know of the connection between a sore throat and heart disease in children," says Dr Mayosi. (health24.com)
  • It's important to know that, while strep throat is most common in children five to 15 years old, most sore throats in this age group are not caused by this particular type of strep," said Gerber, a professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. (drugs.com)
  • deaths
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa has given the thumbs-up to a detailed action plan by the World Heart Federation (WHF) to reduce by 25% the premature deaths from rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in young people under the age of 25 by the year 2025. (health24.com)
  • While largely eliminated in developed countries, rheumatic heart disease leads to over 320,000 deaths each year in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the South Pacific. (eurekalert.org)
  • Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart's structure and/or function that is present at birth.It is the most common type of birth defect, and causes more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects . (healthtap.com)
  • A program to find and treat children in East Timor with rheumatic heart disease is reducing the rates of heart failure and preventable deaths, researchers say. (abc.net.au)
  • The number of deaths from the disease in East Timor are not known because the illness was undocumented until now. (abc.net.au)