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MRI for the diagnosis of left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (LVABS).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18236045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare MRI findings of left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (LVABS) with those of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Fifteen patients with a LVABS (group 1) and 25 patients with an AMI (group 2) were explored by MRI within 24 h after admission. Comparison of both groups for the number and location of myocardial segments with abnormal wall motion and abnormal perfusion or delayed enhancement was performed. The number of involved segments was higher in group 1 than in group 2 (p<0.001). In group 1, segments with abnormal wall motion were distributed in more than one vascular territory in all patients and confined to the medial, distal, and apical regions of the left ventricle. Subendocardial hypoenhancement was observed in 16/25 patients (64%) in group 2 and in none of group 1 (p<0.001). All patients in group 2 demonstrated delayed-enhancement abnormalities in a vascular distribution, whereas none in group 1 presented this abnormality (p<0.001). Diffusely distributed segmental wall-motion abnormalities and absence of first-pass perfusion hypoenhancement and of delayed enhancement at MRI help to differentiate LVABS from AMI. In the acute phase or in some difficult cases, cardiac MRI should become routine to confirm the diagnosis of LVABS.
Edouard Gerbaud; Michel Montaudon; Lionel Leroux; Olivier Corneloup; Pierre Dos Santos; Catherine Jaïs; Pierre Coste; François Laurent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-10     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  947-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Université Bordeaux 2, F 33076 Bordeaux, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Chi-Square Distribution
Contrast Media
Coronary Angiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine / methods*
Meglumine / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
Organometallic Compounds / diagnostic use
Retrospective Studies
Statistics, Nonparametric
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Organometallic Compounds; 0/gadoterate meglumine; 6284-40-8/Meglumine

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