Analysis of Regional Left Ventricular Strain in Patients with Chagas Disease and Normal Left Ventricular Systolic Function.

@article{Gomes2016AnalysisOR,
  title={Analysis of Regional Left Ventricular Strain in Patients with Chagas Disease and Normal Left Ventricular Systolic Function.},
  author={Victor Augusto M Gomes and Gabriel Farias Alves and Marcelo Souza Hadlich and Clerio Francisco de Azevedo and Iane M Pereira and Carla Renata F Santos and Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil and Luiz Henrique Conde Sangenis and Ademir Batista da Cunha and S{\'e}rgio Salles Xavier and Roberto Magalh{\~a}es Saraiva},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={
          679-88
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chagas heart disease has a high socioeconomic burden, and any strategy to detect early myocardial damage is welcome. Speckle-tracking echocardiography assesses global and segmental left ventricular (LV) systolic function, yielding values of two-dimensional strain (ε). The aim of this study was to determine if patients with chronic Chagas disease and normal LV ejection fractions present abnormalities in global and segmental LV ε. METHODS In this prospective study, patients with… CONTINUE READING