Sequelae of rheumatic fever



Sequelae are essentially limited to the heart and depend on the presence and severity of carditis during the acute attack. The lasting structural and functional alterations of the heart caused by rheumatic fever and referred to collectively as “rheumatic heart disease” are described in detail in textbooks of cardiology. They will be dealt with here only briefly, and mostly in terms of their relation to the acute attacks.


Acute Attack Rheumatic Fever Mitral Stenosis Rheumatic Heart Disease Cardiac Status 
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© A. Taranta and M. Markowitz 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cabrini Medical CenterNew York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsThe University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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