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Mortality and morbidity in adults with rheumatic heart disease


Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Mortality in rheumatic heart disease is high and is correlated with the severity of valve disease. Valve surgery and valvuloplasty were associated with substantially lower mortality. Study findings suggest a greater need to improve access to surgical and interventional care, in addition to the current approaches focused on antibiotic prophylaxis and anticoagulation.

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Ganesan Karthikeyan, M.D., D.M., email

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