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How many times can a heart be broken?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19593962     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, apical ballooning syndrome, 'broken heart' syndrome or takotsubo cardiomyopathy are different names of the same condition, with the number of reported cases increasing. It mimics an acute myocardial infarction, with extensive ventricular dysfunction, with minimal cardiac enzyme elevation and without significant coronary disease found with angiography. It has been linked to acute emotional or physical stress, hence the name stress-induced cardiomyopathy. This syndrome can be recurrent, as illustrated in this case report.
Tommy Mulleners; Dagmara Dilling-Boer; Edouard Benit
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hartcentrum Hasselt, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium.
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