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Hi, I'm after a bit of advice. I had rheumatic fever as a child and suspect that i may have it again.
My problem is that i had a triple heart bypass 2 years ago and because of moving to different counties, my doctor isn't aware of my rheumatic fever.
If my suspicions are correct, am I at a higher risk for complications because of my heart surgery.
Rheumatic fever is different from rheumatic heart disease, the later being a complication of former. A surgery does not put you at a higher risk of RF or complication, besides RF is uncommon in adults and a second attack rare; though you could update your doctor about your past medical history.
Hope this helps.
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