Myocardial deformation analysis in chagas heart disease with the use of speckle tracking echocardiography
García-Álvarez, Ana × Sitges, Marta Regueiro, Ander Poyatos, Silvia Jesus Pinazo, Maria Posada, Elisabeth Bijnens, Bart Heras, Magda Gascon, Joaquim Sanz, Ginés #
Journal of Cardiac Failure vol:17 issue:12 pages:1028-1034
Assessment of myocardial deformation in Chagas disease may help us to better understand the disease pathophysiology and to detect early myocardial involvement. We aimed to characterize myocardial deformation in patients in different forms of Chagas disease and, specifically, assess differences between patients in the indeterminate form and controls.