Left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy.

@article{Lima2010LeftVD,
  title={Left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Maria de Oliveira Lima and Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes and Manoel {\'O}tavio da Costa Rocha and Francilu Rodrigues Beloti and Maria Clara Norman Alencar and Ant{\^o}nio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={519-24}
}
UNLABELLED Parameters of diastolic function have been shown to correlate with exercise capacity (EC) in individuals with impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function. However, the role of LV diastolic function in predicting EC in Chagas cardiomyopathy has not been reported. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the relationship between LV diastolic parameters assessed by echocardiography and EC in patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy. METHODS We studied 40 patients (23 men; 49 + or… CONTINUE READING