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chagasic cardiomiopathy

Bruno Ramos Nascimento, Thalles Oliveira Gomes, Júlio César Borges, Guilherme Rafael Sant'anna Athayde, Sílvio Amadeu de Andrade, Maria da Consolação Vieira Moreira
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is still a major issue, with significative mortality in heart transplant patients, and the best therapeutic options are not yet established. The progressively higher survival rates after transplantation have made it a major concern. This is a case report about a patient who underwent cardiac transplantation due to chagasic cardiomiopathy. During an endomyocardial biopsy more than 2 years after the transplant, the patient arrested in ventricular fibrillation, with ST-elevation in anterior leads after defibrillation...
2013: Case Reports in Transplantation
Ana Fernández-Villegas, María Jesús Pinazo, Concepción Marañón, M Carmen Thomas, Elizabeth Posada, Bartolomé Carrilero, Manuel Segovia, Joaquim Gascon, Manuel C López
BACKGROUND: Conventional serological tests, using total soluble proteins or a cocktail of recombinant proteins from T. cruzi as antigens, are highly sensitive for Chagas disease diagnosis. This type of tests, however, does not seem to be reliable tools for short- and medium-term monitoring of the evolution of patients after antiparasitic treatment. The aim of the present study was to search for immunological markers that could be altered in the sera from Chagas disease patients after benznidazole treatment, and therefore have a potential predictive diagnostic value...
2011: BMC Infectious Diseases
Bruno Pereira Valdigem, Nilton José Carneiro da Silva, Cristiano Oliveira Dietrich, Dalmo Moreira, Roberto Sasdelli, Ibraim M Pinto, Claudio Cirenza, Angelo Amato Vincenzo de Paola
BACKGROUND: As damage to coronary arteries is a potential complication of epicardial RF catheter ablation (EPRFCA), the procedure must be associated with coronary angiography. Chronic Chagasic cardiomiopathy (CCC) is a disease where epicardial VT are common. Eletroanatomic mapping merged with computed totmography (CT) scan data is a useful tool for mapping the endocardium, and its accuracy in guiding ablation on the epicardium was not adequately evaluated so far. OBJECTIVE: Compare electronatomic map merged with Heart CT to fluoroscopy for epicardial ablation of CCC...
November 2010: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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