Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: an AMOSS study

Project Members
Professor Elizabeth Sullivan
Conjoint Professor
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Ms Geraldine Vaughan
Project Officer
Dr Warren Walsh
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver
Conjoint Professor
Project Main Description

Whilst overall a rare disease, Indigenous peoples have disproportionately high rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD). This study explores the prevalence and distribution of RHD in pregnancy in Australia and New Zealand. It details current management, diagnostic and referral process and risk factors. Key attributes of culturally safe models of care for RHD in pregnancy are explored, particularly as they relate to Indigenous women. Findings will inform policy, guidelines and education resources.

Project Supporters

National Health & Medical Research Council - Project Grant|APP1024206

Project Contacts

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    Ms Geraldine Vaughan
    Project Officer

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