Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease which may develop after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever) and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain
- Symptoms vary greatly.
- The most advanced condition is congestive heart failure. This is a heart disease in which the heart enlarges and can't pump out all its blood.
- Some of the most common symptoms are: breathlessness, fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, and fainting attacks.