Life After EM Residency
Aug 17, 2018
Rheumatic Heart Disease in the United States: A Thing of the Past or Present?
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major cause of cardiovascular disease in developing nations. However, in industrialized nations with routine access to vaccines and antibiotics to treat Group A streptococcus, the incidence and mortality of RHD has declined dramatically since the 20th century.