A 55-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and palpitations. She had a history of heart damage with an arrhythmia, which had been detected 16 years previously when she was living in South America. At that time, a diagnosis of Chagas’ disease was made on the basis of positive blood tests. An ECG showed right bundle-branch block with left anterior hemiblock. Catheterization revealed normal coronary arteries and multiple aneurysmatic dilatations of the left ventricle.
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