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Rheumatic heart disease among adults in a mining community of Papua, Indonesia: findings from an occupational cohort
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a significant cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in developing countries such as Indonesia. Yet, despite being one of the most readily preventable chronic diseases, RHD has received scant research or policy attention, particularly in South-East Asia.
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