rheumatic heart disease

noun

: active or inactive disease of the heart that results from rheumatic fever and that is characterized by reduced functional capacity of the heart caused by inflammatory changes in the myocardium or scarring of the valves

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“Rheumatic heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rheumatic%20heart%20disease. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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