rheumatic heart dis-ease

rheumatic heart disease

noun Pathology.
damage to the heart, especially to the valves, as a result of rheumatic fever, characterized by inflammation of the myocardium or scarring and malfunction of the heart valves.
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rheumatic heart disease n.
Permanent damage to the valves of the heart usually caused by repeated attacks of rheumatic fever.

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