Murmur Rhd Australia
RHD Australia Menzies
September 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Murmur. For education and training updates please visit our website. The newest in our suite of free online training modules 'Administering Bicillin' has been endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing and for our Northern Territory readers please register now for the RHD Education Workshop.

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Patient perspective: Nelson Baker on rheumatic heart disease
23-year-old Nelson Baker is an Indigenous artist who has turned his experience of living with rheumatic heart disease into a powerful message for other young Australians. 

Nelson talks with RHDAustralia about rheumatic heart disease, what it was like discovering he had a heart condition as a teenager and shares his messages for health professionals and others with the disease.
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World Congress of Cardiology, Mexico June 2016 highlights

Rheumatic heart disease sessions at the World Congress of Cardiology provided an excellent insight into global activities to eradicate rheumatic heart disease. Read More...
An end to open heart surgery? New solutions for rheumatic heart disease
A unique procedure is successfully replacing heart valves without the need for open heart surgery.

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. El Gamel talks to RHDAustralia about the future of valve replacement surgery and potential benefits for patients living with rheumatic heart disease. 

Other News
Teenager raises awareness about RHD on Tiwi Islands

Inspired by members of her family who have been affected by the disease Trish Tipiloura’s ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Action Plan’, was developed for a year 12 project. Read more...

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Cutting edge ultrasound cardiac machine arrives for NT kids 
Northern Territory children requiring a heart scan will now benefit from one of the best ultrasound heart machines available in the world.
Data Collection System -   milestone for surveillance of rheumatic heart disease
The first report generated from the Data Collection System is a significant milestone for surveillance of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia. “The reports will hopefully increasingly provide patients and their families with information that will empower them to advocate for better access to services and best quality care,” says Professor Currie. Read More...
Cardiologist Dr. Remenyi meets with world leaders in cardiology
Every year the International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP) hosts an event to promote future leaders in cardiac epidemiology and prevention. Paediatric cardiologist, Dr  Bo Remenyi, was the only Australian cardiologist to attend. Read more...
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