Table 1

Basal heart rate in chagasic patients: comparison with normal subjects

GroupsnHeart rate (beats/min)Age (years)
IA: asymptomatic with dysautonomia3550 (3)1-150 51 (5)
IA: cardiomyopathy with dysautonomia2046 (2)1-150 49 (6)
IB: asymptomatic without dysautonomia3072 (2)50 (4)
II: normal (controls)5075 (2)52 (5)
  • Groups IA and IB are seropositive patients and group II are seronegative patients.

  • Values are mean (SEM).

  • 1-150 p < 0.001 v group II. Mean ages were not significantly different among the four groups (anova).