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  • Chagas Cardiomyopathy: An Update of Current Clinical Knowledge and Management: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

    Source: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1...00000000000599

    Chagas Cardiomyopathy: An Update of Current Clinical Knowledge and Management: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

    Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes, Andrea Beaton, Harry Acquatella, Caryn Bern, Ann F. Bolger, Luis E. Echeverrķa, Walderez O. Dutra, Joaquim Gascon, Carlos A. Morillo, Jamary Oliveira-Filho, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Jose Antonio Marin-Neto
    and and On behalf of the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Stroke Council

    Originally published20 Aug 2018Circulation. 2018;0:CIR.0000000000000599

    Abstract
    BACKGROUND:

    Chagas disease, resulting from the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is an important cause of heart failure, stroke, arrhythmia, and sudden death. Traditionally regarded as a tropical disease found only in Central America and South America, Chagas disease now affects at least 300 000 residents of the United States and is growing in prevalence in other traditionally nonendemic areas. Healthcare providers and health systems outside of Latin America need to be equipped to recognize, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease and to prevent further disease transmission...
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