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Transient midventricular ballooning syndrome. an atypical presentation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Cardiologica
0001-5385
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
66
Issue
6
Pages
811–813
Identifiers
PMID: 22299396
Source
Medline

Abstract

A 72-year-old woman without cardiovascular history presented with acute substernal chest pain and dyspnoea. The electrocardiogram was normal, but the blood test analyses showed an elevated troponin T level. Emergency coronary angiography revealed normal epicardial coronary arteries, but the left ventriculogram demonstrated midventricular dilatation and akinesis with well-preserved contractility of the apex and base. The patient was diagnosed as having an atypical presentation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She was treated with a beta blocker and an ACE inhibitor and recovered well. A follow-up echocardiogram at 2 months showed normalization of the wall motion abnormality.

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