Ch 20: Rheumatic Fever & Heart Disease

About This Chapter

If you need to quickly review information about rheumatic fever and heart disease, this chapter is for you. Studying these engaging lessons can help you prepare for an exam, complete a class assignment or bring up your grades.

Rheumatic Fever & Heart Disease - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find expert instruction on rheumatic fever and heart disease. As you progress through these informative and concise lessons, you'll review information related to rheumatic fever and heart disease symptoms, treatments, modes of transmission, complications and much more. When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to make sure you fully understand key terms and concepts. The chapter is available 2/47, and you can use any Internet-connected device to study. When you're finished with the chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between scarlet fever and rheumatic fever
  • Differentiate between rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever
  • Evaluate rheumatic fever pathophysiology and criteria
  • Understand how rheumatic fever differs in children and adults
  • Assess rheumatic fever's mode of transmission and mechanism of action
  • Outline the causes, symptoms and treatment of rheumatic heart disease
  • Explain rheumatic heart disease pathophysiology
  • Describe the complications and management of rheumatic heart disease during pregnancy

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: Rheumatic Fever & Heart Disease
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Scarlet Fever vs. Rheumatic Fever

1. Scarlet Fever vs. Rheumatic Fever

Both scarlet and rheumatic fevers are childhood illnesses associated with the group-A strep bacteria. This lesson will explore both scarlet fever and rheumatic fever while focusing on what differs them.

Difference Between Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease

2. Difference Between Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease

Do you know what rheumatic fever is? What about rheumatic heart disease? Do you know the difference between the two? In this lesson, we will learn just that!

What is Rheumatic Fever? - Definition, Pathophysiology & Criteria

3. What is Rheumatic Fever? - Definition, Pathophysiology & Criteria

Have you ever heard of rheumatic fever? In this lesson, we will learn about rheumatic fever and what it does within the body. We will also learn about the criteria for diagnosis.

Rheumatic Fever: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

4. Rheumatic Fever: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What is rheumatic fever? In this lesson, we will learn all about rheumatic fever, which is most common in children between the ages of five and fifteen. We will also learn about what causes it and how to treat it.

Rheumatic Fever in Children vs. Adults

5. Rheumatic Fever in Children vs. Adults

What is rheumatic fever and who does it affect? In this lesson, we will learn what rheumatic fever is and what causes it. We will compare how it affects children versus adults.

Rheumatic Fever: Mechanism of Action & Mode of Transmission

6. Rheumatic Fever: Mechanism of Action & Mode of Transmission

This lesson briefly defines rheumatic fever. Then you'll learn how this disease, in a way, is transmitted. Finally, you'll learn the pathophysiology behind rheumatic fever.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

7. Rheumatic Heart Disease: Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

In this lesson, we will learn about rheumatic heart disease. We will look at what causes it, what symptoms are associated with it, and how to treat it.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis & Complications

8. Rheumatic Heart Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis & Complications

Rheumatic heart disease is more prominent in children and young adults. It is a disease caused by other ailments that then affect the heart. This lesson will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and complications of rheumatic heart disease.

Rheumatic Heart Disease During Pregnancy: Complications & Management

9. Rheumatic Heart Disease During Pregnancy: Complications & Management

Rheumatic heart disease is damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever that can lead to serious complications during pregnancy. Continue reading to learn all about the complications and management of rheumatic heart disease during pregnancy.

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