[Left ventricular mechanics in Chagas' disease and dilated cardiomyopathy: echocardiographic study].

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For purposes of studying left ventricular mechanics, 184 chronic chagasic and 85 primary cardiomyopathy patients were submitted to an extensive invasive (LV cine, right and left cardiac catheterization and coronarography) and non-invasive protocol. The afterload, (mean wall stress), the contractile status (ejection fraction and circumpherential shortening… (More)

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@article{Guerrero1989LeftVM, title={[Left ventricular mechanics in Chagas' disease and dilated cardiomyopathy: echocardiographic study].}, author={Leoncio Guerrero and Hugo Carrasco and Hugo A. Parada and Carlos Molina and R Chuecos}, journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia}, year={1989}, volume={53 1}, pages={23-7} }