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Ergonovine provocative test in Caucasian patients with left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome.
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PMID:  19523700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Of a series of 346 consecutive patients with chest pain and no significant coronary stenosis studied with ergonovine provocative test (EPT), 18 fulfilled diagnostic criteria for left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (LVABS). EPT was negative in all these patients. On the other 328 patients, EPT was positive in 69 (21%). LVABS patients were more frequently women (94 vs. 30%), had a lower left ventricular ejection fraction (0.41 ± 0.11 vs. 0.55 ± 0.09), more troponin T level increments (83 vs. 23%), and a higher prevalence of stress situations (72 vs. 3%) than patients EPT positive.
Authors:
Manuel Martínez-Sellés; Tomás Datino; Ana María Pello; Francisco Fernández-Avilés
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-06-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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