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

  1. Symptoms vary greatly.
  2. 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.
  3. Some of the most common symptoms are: breathlessness, fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, and fainting attacks.