Heart Health

Children and heart disease

Learn more about heart disease in children including information and advice on rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever.

Sore throat or rheumatic heart disease?

Is it just a sore throat, or an attack on your child's heart? Rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of preventable heart disease in African children.

Protect your child from heart disease

The World Heart Federation is calling for people to take action now to protect their own heart health, as well as that of their children to safeguard future generations.

Prevent fatal rheumatic fever

Mozart died of rheumatic fever. So did the poet Robert Burns. So do almost half a million other people worldwide, every year.

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