2. Chest pain
Chest pain is a more worrying symptom that can occur as a result of rheumatic fever. Patients must monitor any chest pains carefully and the best advice is always to seek medical attention for any unusual chest pain. The difficult thing here is, that after having had to endure a bacterial throat infection, which is one of the main causes of rheumatic fever, a person might assume that the infection has simply spread to their chest and that they are merely feeling this as chest pain.
As with any illness, condition or complication that has the potential to cause chest pain, rheumatic fever is responsible for causing a lot of panic for a lot of people. Usually, with treatment, the chest pain caused by rheumatic fever is not too much to worry about and can be treated effectively and quickly by a doctor. This said it is always best to hope for the best, whilst planning for the worst, just in case.