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Prevalence of stress-induced myocardial stunning (Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy) among patients undergoing emergency coronary angiography for suspected acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17098304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stress-induced myocardial stunning is defined as a syndrome of acute chest pain, ST-T changes on the ECG and transient left ventricular apical wall motion abnormalities mimicking acute myocardial infarction but with surprisingly normal coronary angiography findings. The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the prevalence of stress-induced myocardial stunning among patients undergoing urgent coronary angiography for suspected acute myocardial infarction. During a four-year period (2002-2005), a total of 5876 patients underwent urgent coronary angiography for suspected acute myocardial infarction at three tertiary centers. Four patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for stress-induced myocardial stunning. Thus, the cath-lab prevalence of stress-induced myocardial stunning (i.e. among patients undergoing urgent coronary angiography for suspected acute myocardial infarction) was estimated as 1 per 1469 ST-elevation coronary angiograms (i.e. 0.07%) The estimated annual population incidence of this rare disorder was calculated as 0.00006%. Stress-induced myocardial stunning is an extremely rare syndrome among patients undergoing emergency coronary angiography for suspected acute myocardial infarction.
Authors:
Milka Klinceva; Petr Widimský; Ladislav Pesl; Josef Stásek; Frantisek Tousek; Milan Vambera; Danuse Bílková
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Angiography*
Emergency Treatment
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
Myocardial Stunning / diagnosis,  etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Stress, Psychological / complications*

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