The meeting was moderated by Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India. http://drkkaggarwal.blogspot.in/
The experts felt that valvular heart diseases are on rise today in the country. The problem of rheumatic heart diseases has not reduced in the last two decades. Cases are now occurring in both the rural and affluent society. Congenital valvular heart diseases are also on the rise. http://www.emedinews.org/
The experts said that sore throat in children should not be ignored, especially, in the absence of cough and nasal discharge. Any irritation in the throat with red angry looking inside of the throat and pain in the throat while eating should be taken seriously as it may be rheumatic sore throat which can bite the heart.
About the author: Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant, Physician, Cardiologist at Delhi based Moolchand Medcity; President Heart Care Foundation of India; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council and has served as the Research and Academic Wing Heads of National Indian Medical Association.