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Acute pericarditis induced stress cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20666280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 67-year-old Caucasian woman presented with chest pain suggestive of acute pericarditis. On initial evaluation the apical ballooning variant of stress-related cardiomyopathy (CMP) was present. The stress CMP and acute pericarditis resolved within a week. The patient returned in four weeks with early cardiac tamponade, which required a pericardial window. Stress cardiomyopathy (CMP) has been described as a complication of post-myocardial infarction pericarditis (Dressler syndrome). Stress CMP can also be complicated by pericarditis. We describe the novel observation where idiopathic pericarditis is the primary disease, which precipitated stress CMP. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of acute idiopathic pericarditis causing stress-related cardiomyopathy.
Janette W Li; Sudip Nanda; Santo Longo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Cardiology, St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pericarditis / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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