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Insuficiencia cardíaca

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GIMENEZ, Luisa J. et al. Actualización de diagnóstico y tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca de etiología chagásica. Insuf. card. [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.3, pp.96-110. ISSN 1852-3862.

Chagas disease is a important public health problem throughout America, extended worldwide, both by external and internal migrations, with heart failure being one of the most serious complications of chagasic cardiomyopathy, with severe repercussions on both the individual and his family, not only with involvement in the quality of life, but with a significant number of cardiological complications such as severe and complex arrhythmias, strokes and even sudden death. As well, It is expensive in medical treatments, hospitalizations, use of electronic devices; transplants, etc. A group of Latin American experts have made an update based on their experience accompanied by an important bibliographic review in order to update the usual clinical and complementary diagnoses and of high complexity, as well as the treatments currently available for this complication, and they must be adapted to the availability of health care centers.

Keywords : Chagas disease; Heart failure; Chagas cardiomyopathy; Latin America; Trypanosoma cruzi; Hospitalization; Mortality.

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