RHD Can hit early in life!

Rheumatic Heart Disease may affect a child as early as five years of age. When undetected, it may lead to progression of the disease and various complications leading to disability and sometimes premature death. In this short video, a five year old child makes an appeal to take the initiative.

RHD Current challenges and potential opportunities

Rheumatic Heart Disease, although less common in developed countries, is still prevalent in pockets of city areas. Current methods of diagnosis seem to be inadequate from the community perspective and a simple survey based diagnostic tool will be very helpful.

In this video, Victoria Zappi, Eoin Kelly, Dakshin Gangadharmurthy and Meghna Ray, present a case of RHD from the Greater Boston area, discuss the current challenges and potential opportunities for research on early identification of the cases and reducing morbidity and mortality in the communities.

Glimpses of The study on rhd

Healthy Heart Initiative, Inc. recently conducted a survey on rheumatic heart disease of 9000 students in 20 schools in the rural district of West Midnapore, India. During this survey, we created a short video for public awareness and education. Here are the glimpses of the study and the short video. We will greatly appreciate your support to accomplish our goal to reduce the burden of RHD in school children.

A short video on rhd in school children in india

Healthy Heart Initiative, Inc. recently conducted a survey on rheumatic heart disease of 9000 students in 20 schools in the rural district of West Midnapore, India. During this survey, we created this short video for public awareness and education. We will greatly appreciate your support to accomplish our goal to reduce the burden of RHD in school children.

rheumatic heart disease needs a better diagnostic tool

Healthy Heart Initiative would like to share this short video to create awareness among students and communities emphasizing the need to develop a simple tool for easy diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease in children, a relatively common yet largely preventable condition in this age group, particularly in developing countries.

rheumatic heart disease and the need for a better diagnostic tool

In developing countries like India every 2-3 students in the age group 10-16 years suffer from RHD and many of them are not aware about their disease. Current diagnostic methods are inadequate to address the issue. Healthy Heart Initiative Inc is working on a project to develop a survey based predictive model for easy diagnosis of RHD which can be used by students, parents & teachers. This will be a step towards reducing the burden of the disease in the communities.