Chagas' heart disease and myocardial infarct: incidence and report of four necropsy cases

@article{Morais1989ChagasHD,
  title={Chagas' heart disease and myocardial infarct: incidence and report of four necropsy cases},
  author={C F de Morais and Maria de Lourdes Higuchi and S Lage},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1989},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={207-14}
}
The authors describe the clinical-pathologic findings in four patients with myocardial infarct (MI) associated with Chagas' disease, found among 181 autopsies of chronic congestive cardiac chagasic patients. Organized thrombo-embolus was found in the epicardial portion of a coronary artery in one instance and thrombosis in the apex of the left ventricle as well as systemic infarcts were found in all cases. These data suggest thrombo-embolism, probably from the apex of the left ventricle, as a… CONTINUE READING

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