Chagas Cardiomyopathy


Cardiomyopathy, Chagas

Cardiomyopathy, Chagas'

Cardiovascular Trypanosomiasis

Chagas' Cardiomyopathy

Myocarditis, Chagas

Trypanosomiasis, Cardiovascular

A disease of the CARDIAC MUSCLE developed subsequent to the initial protozoan infection by TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI. After infection, less than 10% develop acute illness such as MYOCARDITIS (mostly in children). The disease then enters a latent phase without clinical symptoms until about 20 years later. Myocardial symptoms of advanced CHAGAS DISEASE include conduction defects (HEART BLOCK) and CARDIOMEGALY.