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Revised Jones Criteria for the Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever

  • This revision reviews the Jones Criteria in the context of current epidemiology.
  • Despite its decline in incidence in Europe and North America, acute rheumatic fever remains a serious healthcare concern for the majority of the world’s population.
  • The updated Jones Criteria reflect the use of Doppler echocardiography to diagnose carditis and define high-risk populations.
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Revision of the Jones Criteria for the Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever

Michael Gewitz, MD, Lead Author, announces the publication of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, "Revision of the Jones Criteria for the Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever in the Era of Doppler Echocardiography."