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Hyperendemic Chagas Disease and the Unmet Need for Pacemakers in the Bolivian Chaco

  • Eva H. Clark mail,

    eva.clark@bcm.edu

    Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Jackie Sherbuk,

    Affiliation: New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Emi Okamoto,

    Affiliation: New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Malasa Jois,

    Affiliation: Rowan University of School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Gerson Galdos-Cardenas,

    Affiliation: Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Julio Vela-Guerra,

    Affiliation: Salvacor Foundation, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Gilberto Silvio Menacho-Mendez,

    Affiliation: Centro de Salud Eiti, Gutierrez, Bolivia

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  • Ricardo W. Bozo-Gutierrez,

    Affiliation: Hospital Municipal Camiri, Camiri, Bolivia

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  • Antonio B. Fernandez,

    Affiliation: Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Thomas C. Crawford,

    Affiliation: University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Rony Colanzi,

    Affiliation: Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • Robert H. Gilman,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Caryn Bern,

    Affiliation: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • for the Working Group on Chagas Disease in Bolivia and Peru

    Membership of the Working Group on Chagas Disease in Bolivia and Peru is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: June 05, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002801

About the Authors

Eva H. Clark
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Jackie Sherbuk, Emi Okamoto
New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
Malasa Jois
Rowan University of School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, United States of America
Gerson Galdos-Cardenas, Rony Colanzi
Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Julio Vela-Guerra
Salvacor Foundation, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Gilberto Silvio Menacho-Mendez
Centro de Salud Eiti, Gutierrez, Bolivia
Ricardo W. Bozo-Gutierrez
Hospital Municipal Camiri, Camiri, Bolivia
Antonio B. Fernandez
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
Thomas C. Crawford
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Robert H. Gilman
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Caryn Bern
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eva.clark@bcm.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.