Judith M. Katzenellenbogen
The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition)
This edition of the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has a new focus which places people and their families and communities, at the centre of care.
The cost of inaction on Rheumatic Heart Disease
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world. This report outlines the trajectory of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia until 2031, assuming only the current levels of funding and attention...
Information for action: improving the heart health story for Aboriginal people in WA
This report finds that Aboriginal people experience both illness and death from heart disease at higher rates and at a much earlier average age than non-Aboriginal people, underscoring the urgency to direct efforts ‘upstream’ towards primary prevention and earlier, community-based detection and intervention.