Murmur Rhd Australia
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May 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Murmur. As always we welcome feedback and encourage you to contact us if you have a story or update you would like to contribute. Please email us at Please like us on Facebook for more family stories, education and training updates and info on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. 
Storytelling and Leadership – highlights of RHDAustralia Queensland events 
Story telling and leadership were highlighted as key factors to ending rheumatic heart disease in Australia at a series of events held in Brisbane on 22 and 23 March 2016. 
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CLINICAL UPDATE – Defining risk groups for acute rheumatic fever diagnosis
As rheumatic heart disease (RHD) awareness extends to southern and eastern parts of Australia, it is important to correctly diagnose acute rheumatic fever. To over-diagnose could result in years of unnecessary treatment, to under-diagnose could result is the development of unchecked RHD. This clinical update provides a summary of the risk groups, which have been defined to help clinicians classify individual’s who present with symptoms.
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  Determining the burden of RHD   
An integral part of the ‘End RHD’ Centre for Research Excellence is to determine the current burden of ARF/RHD, so that we have a baseline from which to judge progress towards our goal of eliminating RHD in the future. Find out how to contribute.
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Five open heart surgeries: my personal journey with rheumatic heart disease
Eddie Masina’s journey with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) started when he was five. In 1992, aged 12 Eddie had his first open heart surgery. It would be the first of five. Eddie shared his story with attendees of the Queensland RHD Symposium and Education Workshop 2016....Read More 
Other News
Take Heart - new NT screenings
The Take Heart movie will be screening at Darwin's iconic Deckchair cinema on 3rd June and in Alice Springs in August...
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In Victoria? Seeing a patient with ARF or RHD?  
The team at the Royal Children's Hospital can provide education and support to families and clinicians within Victoria...
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SAVE THE DATE: RHD Education Workshop
RHDAustralia will be delivering a two day education workshop in Darwin on the 20th and 21st October...View Details
New community and clinician resources  
Important acute rheumatic fever prevention messages are now available in 6 Indigenous languages..Read More

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