Professor Andrew Steer

Institute: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Current Project

Interventions for the control of rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatic heart disease affects over 33 million people worldwide, predominantly in resource-poor tropical countries, leading to over 300,000 premature deaths per year. Rheumatic heart disease is a major health problem in indigenous communities in Australia. Rheumatic heart disease is a chronic disease of the heart valves that begins in childhood…

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