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Patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) have specific factors that enhance the risk for erectile dysfunction (ED), such as low cardiac output and the use of drugs with vasodilator effect. ED can negatively affect interpersonal relationships and self-esteem, with significant impact on the quality of life. We hypothesized that the improvement of the(More)
Some studies showed increased mortality in chagasic patients but most of these studies did not perform statistical adjustments to socioeconomic variables. The main objective of this study was to investigate if there is an independent association between Chagas etiology and mortality in patients with heart failure and moderate to severe left ventricle(More)
OBJECTIVE To accurately verify the effect of Sildenafil on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) in individuals with Chagasic myocardiopathy (CMC) and severe systolic ventricular dysfunction (EF<40%) submitted to physical activity. METHODS Twelve men with ejection fractions <40% and CMC confirmed by a serological test were assessed. The six-minute walk(More)
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