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SHDA Research Update – August 2017

Welcome to the monthly SHDA Research Update. Our specialists have selected 3 seminal papers that have been recently published in each speciality (Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Imaging, Perioperative Medicine).   Cardiology Summarised by Sarah Catchpoole Watkins DA, et al. Global, Regional, and National Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease, 1990–2015. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 24. This sub-analysis from the latest Global Burden of Disease study (1990-2015) reveals that while the prevalence and mortality of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is declining, rates remain high in lower-income countries and highest of all in Oceania. The morbidity and economic impacts of this preventable disease...

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