Definition of Rheumatic heart disease

1. Noun. Heart disease caused by recurrent episodes of rheumatic fever; characterized by changes in the myocardium or scarring of the heart valves that reduce the power of the heart to pump blood.

Generic synonyms: Cardiopathy, Heart Disease

Medical Definition of Rheumatic heart disease

1. The most important manifestation of and sequel to rheumatic fever, i.e., any cardiac involvement in rheumatic fever. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rheumatic Heart Disease

rheumatic aortitis
rheumatic arteritis
rheumatic chorea
rheumatic disease
rheumatic diseases
rheumatic endocarditis
rheumatic fever
rheumatic heart disease (current term)
rheumatic nodule
rheumatic pericarditis
rheumatic pneumonia
rheumatic tetany
rheumatic torticollis
rheumatic valvulitis
rheumatism of the heart
rheumatism weed

Literary usage of Rheumatic heart disease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Chronic rheumatic heart disease is of greater concern to the counselor. It characteristically follows the acute stage by one or more decades. ..."

2. A Layman's Handbook of Medicine: With Special Reference to Social Workers by Richard Clarke Cabot (1916)
"rheumatic heart disease begins usually in childhood. It rarely begins after twenty-one, and is almost twice as common in girls as in boys. ..."

3. Heart Disease and Thoracic Aneurysm by Frederick John Poynton (1907)
"CHAPTER V THE PATHOLOGY OF rheumatic heart disease Acute and subacute ... ACUTE AND SUBACUTE rheumatic heart disease Classification of the Lesions ..."

4. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1906)
"It followed, therefore, that at the age of twelve there would be more females than males with rheumatic heart disease. He also found that he had among these ..."

5. Clinical Disorders of the Heart Beat: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students by Thomas Lewis (1914)
"Lesser grades of heart- block are common in conjunction with rheumatic heart disease and as a rule they produce no symptoms. ..."

6. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Its incidence in various localities depends on the incidence of rheumatic heart disease, of which usually it is a complication. Bacterial endocarditis is a ..."

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