Atrial fibrillation in acute chagas disease acquired via oral transmission: A case report
Souza, Paulo Fernando Pimenta de
Pine, Rasane Cheble Domingues
Ramos, Francisco Lúzio de Paula
Pinto, Ana Yecê das Neves
Atrial fibrillation (AF), a type of supraventricular arrhythmia increases the risk of thromboembolism. Chagas disease has been reported in the Brazilian Amazon region over approximately 20 years. Cardiac abnormalities are recorded in at least 50% of patients and among these, 3.3% develop AF. We describe a case of a 41-year-old man from Muaná, Pará State, who reported a 30-day history of a febrile illness. Acute Chagas disease was confirmed, and an electrocardiogram revealed AF. He was treated with antiparasitic and anti-arrhythmic drugs, beta blockers, and anticoagulants. Reversion to sinus rhythm was observed at his 9-month follow-up.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationSOUZA, Paulo Fernando Pimenta de et al. Atrial fibrillation in acute chagas disease acquired via oral transmission: A case report. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 51, n. 3, p. 397-400, May-June, 2018.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryFibrilação Atrial / fisiopatologia
Doença de Chagas / patologia