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Atypical presentation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Authors
  • Surapaneni, Phani
  • Vittala, Satya S
  • Vinales, Karyne L
  • Najib, Mohammad Q
  • Chaliki, Hari P
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
12
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejechocard/jer008
PMID: 21367811
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Midventricular ballooning syndrome, an atypical variant of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), is characterized by transient wall motion abnormalities of the midsegment of the left ventricle with apical sparing. In contrast to the typical form of TCM, apical contractility is preserved and may even be hyperkinetic in midventricular TCM. We present a case of atypical TCM in an 86-year-old woman who had chest pain while accompanying her husband in the emergency department as he was evaluated for chest pain.

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