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Chagas Cardiomiopathy: The Potential of Diastolic Dysfunction and Brain Natriuretic Peptide in the Early Identification of Cardiac Damage

  • Ana Garcia-Alvarez,

    Affiliations: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Marta Sitges,

    Affiliations: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

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  • María-Jesús Pinazo,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Ander Regueiro-Cueva,

    Affiliation: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Elizabeth Posada,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Silvia Poyatos,

    Affiliation: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • José Tomás Ortiz-Pérez,

    Affiliation: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Magda Heras,

    Affiliations: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Manel Azqueta,

    Affiliations: Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Joaquim Gascon,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Ginés Sanz mail

    gsanz@clinic.ub.es

    Affiliation: Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Published: September 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000826

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