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Rheumatic Heart Disease – Global Health

Prevention and Early Detection of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Craig Sable, M.D., works within a large international collaborative group on research projects aimed at reducing the global burden of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

In addition, foundation funding supports the following work:

  • Examining the impact of handheld echocardiography on decentralization of cardiac care in low-resource settings (Uganda)
  • Improving the feasibility of echocardiographic screening for RHD through task-shifting and use of ultra-portable devices (Uganda)
  • Understanding the epidemiology of Group A streptococcal infections in sub-Saharan Africa

Additionally, a new grant from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation has launched a research study in Brazil to examine the ability to integrate screening for heart valve disease into the primary healthcare structure of the country.

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