Cardiac surgery for Chagas disease

Michael Magarakis, Alejandro E. Macias, Bryon A. Tompkins, Victor Reis, Matthias Loebe, Randas Batista, Tomas Salerno

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Abstract

Although Chagas disease is a rare entity in North America, it is associated with significant cardiac morbidity. It is estimated that 20-30% of those who are infected will eventually develop cardiovascular disease secondary to Chagas disease. We review the literature and share our experience on the surgical management of this challenging patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

Keywords

  • aneurysm repair
  • cardiac surgery
  • chagas disease
  • left ventricle
  • left ventricular aneurysm
  • Trypanosoma Cruzi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Magarakis, M., Macias, A. E., Tompkins, B. A., Reis, V., Loebe, M., Batista, R., & Salerno, T. (2018). Cardiac surgery for Chagas disease. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 33(10), 597-602. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13795