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Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy Complicated by QRS Prolongation.
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PMID:  22293805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to sudden onset of dyspnea. On admission, electrocardiogram (ECG) showed T-wave inversion and QRS prolongation (120 msec) that were not found in her previous ECG. Chest X-ray showed pulmonary edema and cardiac enlargement. Left ventriculogram showed akinesis of the left ventricle except in the basal region. No significant coronary stenosis was found on angiogram. She was diagnosed as having tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by QRS prolongation. Intraaortic balloon pumping (IABP) was subsequently initiated for the treatment of acute heart failure. QRS prolongation was resolved immediately after the initiation of IABP, and left ventricular dysfunction was resolved within 9 days. She was discharged 14 days later.
Authors:
Satoshi Kurisu; Ken Ishibashi; Yasuko Kato; Naoya Mitsuba; Yoshihiro Dohi; Kenji Nishioka; Yasuki Kihara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan.
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