Disease, rheumatic heart
Heart damage caused by rheumatic fever. Treatment is by preventing reinfection with strep and by treating with heart drugs as needed.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • rheumatic heart disease — 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 • Hypernyms: ↑heart disease, ↑cardiopathy * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heart disease, rheumatic — Heart damage caused by rheumatic fever. Treatment is by preventing reinfection with strep and by treating with heart drugs as needed …   Medical dictionary

  • rheumatic heart disease — rheumat′ic heart′ disease n. pat damage to the myocardium or valves of the heart as a result of rheumatic fever …   From formal English to slang

  • rheumatic heart disease — Pathol. damage to the heart, esp. to the valves, as a result of rheumatic fever, characterized by inflammation of the myocardium or scarring and malfunction of the heart valves. * * * …   Universalium

  • heart disease — noun a disease of the heart (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cardiopathy • Hypernyms: ↑cardiovascular disease • Hyponyms: ↑coronary heart disease, ↑angina pectoris, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • heart disease — any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning. [1860 65] * * * Any disorder of the heart. Examples include coronary heart disease, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary heart disease, as well as rheumatic heart disease (see rheumatic… …   Universalium

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