Valvular Heart Disease in Indian Subcontinent: Social Issues

Meenakshisundaram, Ramachandran; Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, Ponniah
January 2009
Indian Journal of Community Medicine;Jan2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
The article discusses some of the social issues related to mitral stenosis in India along with clinical aspects and offers some suggestions to overcome such issues. It cites the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among children and young adults in India. It mentions the financial burden and personal inconvenience of getting drugs free of cost in hospitals on weekly basis. It stresses the importance of awareness about RHD and patient education about personal and environmental hygiene.


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