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Rheumatic heart disease (1)

Sectioned human heart, extracted during a patient’s autopsy, reveals severe thickening of the mitral valve, thickened chordae tendineae, and the hypertrophic left ventricular myocardium, all due to a case of rheumatic heart disease. (Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library. Image 847. Photograph by Dr. Edwin P Ewing Jr, CDC, 1972. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Athetosis
  • Carditis
  • Chorea gravidarum
  • Obsessive-compulsive behavior
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis