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A Dutch case of a takotsubo cardiomyopathy after pacemaker implantation.
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PMID:  20087453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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An 83-year-old female patient with symptomatic atrial fibrillation was referred to the Department of Cardiology for a scheduled electrocardioversion. Because of a junctional escape rhythm after the electrocardioversion she received a DDD pacemaker which was complicated by dyspnoea and ST-segment elevations in the inferior and precordial leads. Because of suspicion of an acute myocardial infarction she was transferred to a PCI centre. The coronary angiogram showed no abnormalities. In the initial phase, an echocardiogram was performed. The echocardiogram showed apical akinesis and a reduced left ventricular function. During follow-up left ventricular function improved and was completely normal nine weeks after the event. The clinical picture was interpreted as a takotsubo cardiomyopathy after a pacemaker implantation. (Neth Heart J 2009;17:487-90.).
Authors:
R F Kohnen; L H B Baur
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1876-6250     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-90     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Isala Clinics, Zwolle; currently at Department of Geriatric Medicine, MeanderGroep ZL, Hamboskliniek, Heerlen, the Netherlands.
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