Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in people of all ages and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in people aged less than 35 years became notifiable in NSW on the 2 October 2015.
Resources for diagnosis and notification
Management of people diagnosed with ARF/RHD in NSW
NSW Health has established a register for people with ARF and RHD to improve the long-term clinical care and follow-up of these patients. The register is a voluntary register and consent should be sought using the appropriate consent form and other resources below to ensure patients are making an informed decision.
RHD Register consent resources
Information on the RHD register - Rayboy's story