Today, most people rarely think of the United States of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) – or rheumatic fever caused – as more than a historical margin of that.
The elimination of rheumatic fever, which usually begins nervous throat, mainly as a life-threatening disease using penicillin in the early twentieth century.
But for most of the developing world, the RHD still kills. Estimates range from a quarter of a million to 330 thousand people die each year, which he calls the “disease of poverty” in Africa and the Middle East, Central and South Asia and the South Pacific.
Worse yet, women of childbearing age who suffer from RHD disease face a double threat: Face increased risk of complications during pregnancy – including death – and at the same time bear the burden of a cultural and expectation that they will be mothers
This was one of the findings of a recent study in Uganda, led by researcher Allison Whipple, an assistant professor at the Payne Frances Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.
The survey last year, 75 women between the first qualitative studies of patients with right-hand drive and women’s attitudes towards heart disease, blood vessels and reproduction.
The study has its origins in clinical observations at the Ugandan Heart Institute. There was a health care provider, there are women who Hdhirhn their doctors about the risk of taking the children and getting it – but they told their families and their communities that they are in need of pregnancy.
Lebel said that “the tension between maintaining one’s own pregnancy health and social expectations” is clearly explained in the Uganda study.
She said: “Our findings suggest that health programs aimed at RHD in low-middle income countries should pay special attention to women of reproductive age.”
Webel and six co-authors discussed their findings in a document published this month in PLoS ONE.
Co-authors include Andrew Chang of the Stanford University Department of Medicine. Researchers at the Heart Institute. Co-author Christopher Longnaker of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.