What Happens if My Child Has Rheumatic Heart Disease?

If someone has Rheumatic Heart Disease, they will need regular check-ups and scans of their heart. They will also need three- or four-weekly Penicillin shots to prevent any further rheumatic fever and damage to their heart.

If the damage to their heart is very bad, they will need other medicines to help their heart and may need surgery to repair or replace the damaged heart valve.