Cardiovascular Part 2
(blank) is an autoimmune response to a streptococcal infection causing rheumatic fever, leading to this condition. Causes myocarditis, pericarditis, cardiomyopathies, valvular dysfunction, and eventual heart failure. Inflammation causes rubbing, scarring, and valvular dysfunction. It mostly affects (blank), and is treated by (blank) replacement if they are damaged, and the best treatment is to prevent (blank) infection that can lead to rheumatic fever with (blank).
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