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Rheumatic Heart Disease Wellness Event

On the 6th of August 2015 approximately 250 patients at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) being treated for Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), a disease that affects the valves of the heart, attended the annual Wellness Fair.  These GSH patients are among over 3000 participants in a two-year study of the disease from sites in Africa, India and Yemen.

Press Release: INVICTUS, Launch of biggest ever rheumatic heart disease patient programme

World Heart Federation - Cardiovascular experts from South Africa and Canada have announced plans to perform the largest ever global studies of patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a disease which currently kills approximately 233,000 people per year, despite being almost entirely preventable.