Zika & heart: A systematic review

Cristhian Emmanuel Scatularo, Oswaldo Andrés Ballesteros, Clara Saldarriaga, Ivan Mendoza, Fernando Wyss, Alvaro Sosa Liprandi, Ana Munera, Macarena Cousirat Liendro, Adrian Baranchuk

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Zika virus infection affects more than 80 countries in the world, mainly those with a tropical climate. Although the most frequent clinical presentation is characterized by rash, conjunctivitis, myalgia, arthralgia and fever, in some cases it is associated with cardiovascular manifestations, such as myocarditis, pericarditis, heart failure and arrhythmias. Furthermore, maternal transmission of the virus generates congenital Zika syndrome, which is associated with cardiac septal defects. Early recognition and treatment of Zika's cardiovascular complications are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality in these patients. There is no specific antiviral treatment or vaccine in humans, so the development of public health strategies to prevent its transmission is of paramount importance. The “Neglected Tropical Diseases and other Infectious Diseases” (NET-Heart project) is an initiative to systematically review all these devastating endemic conditions affecting the heart to spread knowledge and propose algorithms for early diagnosis and treatment.
Idioma originalEspañol (Colombia)
Páginas (desde-hasta)52-58
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
EstadoPublicada - ene. 2022
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Heart
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Zika

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  • Artículos de investigación con calidad A1 / Q1

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