Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Print version ISSN 0036-4665
On-line version ISSN 1678-9946
RAMOS, Simone G. and ROSSI, Marcos A.. MICROCIRCULATION AND CHAGAS' DISEASE: HYPOTHESIS AND RECENT RESULTS. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1999, vol.41, n.2, pp.123-129. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651999000200011.
This review focuses on studies that support the microvascular hypothesis, as well as on immunological and neurogenic mechanisms, and the role of the parasite itself, to explain further the pathology and clinical course of myocardial involvement in chagasic cardiomyopathy. The salient features of coronary microcirculation and Chagas' disease are discussed.
Keywords : Microcirculation; Chagas' disease; Cardiopathy; Review.