Patients with Chagas Disease and Cardiac Arrest Treated at the Emergency Department of a Reference Hospital in Brazil

Patients with Chagas Disease and Cardiac Arrest Treated at the Emergency Department of a Reference Hospital in Brazil

Author Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz Google Scholar
Vancini-Campanharo, Cassia Regina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andrade, Marilia Santos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Teixeira de Gois, Aecio Flavio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Barbosa de Lira, Claudio Andre Google Scholar
Abstract People with Chagas disease are at a higher risk of death due to cardiac arrest (CA). Considering that Chagas disease remains a serious health problem in Latin America, studies in this regard are still needed. The aim of this study was to present 2 patients with Chagas that developed CA and were treated at the emergency department of a reference hospital in Brazil (Sao Paulo city). Case one: Male (73 years old and Caucasian) with a history of systemic arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, liver cirrhosis, and Chagas disease associated with megacolon and megaesophagus. After cardiac collapse and 30 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), unfortunately the patient died. Case two: A female patient (64 years old and Caucasian), with a history of systemic arterial hypertension, obesity, and Chagas disease. After 23 days of hospitalization, pharmacological therapy, and implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator, the patient was discharged. People with Chagas disease are at a higher risk of CA. The researchers believe that a prompt and efficient treatment (advanced life support) allied with educational programs on CA recognition targeted at health professionals and caregivers (basic life support knowledge) could improve the prognoses of these patients.
Keywords Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Death
Tropical Disease
Basic Life Support
Chagas
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Tehran
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Archives Of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Tehran, v. 12, n. 3, p. -, 2017.
ISSN 2345-2641 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Shahid Beheshti Univ Medical Sciences, Fac Med
Extent -
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/archcid.12504
Access rights ACESSO ABERTO
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000423978900001
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/53468

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