Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are preventable diseases disproportionately affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) people living in regional and remote areas. Prevalence rates were highest in women and children. This report provides an update on epidemiology and trends relating to ARF and RHD, and reports on the management and treatment of patients with a diagnosis of ARF and/or RHD.

  • Cat. no: CVD 100