alexa Clinical Course Development of the Chagas Heart Disease in a Brazilian Patient: A Case Report

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Clinical Course Development of the Chagas Heart Disease in a Brazilian Patient: A Case Report

This patient was referred to the cardiac rehabilitation outpatient clinic of our university. He was diagnosed of Chagas disease eight years ago and presented symptoms of overall fatigue, minimum efforts dyspnea, lower extremities edema, chest pain and dry cough. Firstly, every previous examinations and tests of the patient was assessed and registered in a medical file. Secondly, we conducted a physical, body composition (bioelectrical impedance analysis), quality of life (Minnesota questionnaire) and six minutes walking test assessments. All these tests we performed by the time of cardiac rehabilitation program entrance in our facility during the year 2014. No previous data of quality of life or functional capacity was registered prior to the patient’s admission in our rehabilitation facility. Nevertheless, our patient walked 530 meters in the six minutes walking test (Figure 1) and scored 6 points at the Minnesota questionnaire.

Citation: Castro AAM, Porto EF, Souza RPB, Oliveira LLB, Kumpel C, et al. (2014) Clinical Course Development of the Chagas Heart Disease in a Brazilian Patient: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 4:449. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000449

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