Estimate of a quarter of a million deaths annually vastly underestimates true burden of rheumatic heart disease

September 27, 2013

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A paper analyses the burden of disease and suggests that numbers published to date of global deaths from rheumatic heart disease (ranging from at least 233,000 deaths per year upwards) could be substantially underestimating reality, for a variety of reasons, most commonly lack of high quality (or in some cases any) data from high-prevalence countries and regions.

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