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"Tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction": a clinical entity mimicking acute myocardial infarction with a favorable prognosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15538070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An emotionally-distressed, elderly Caucasian woman presented with chest pain and hypertension. Electrocardiogram showed inferior ST-segment elevation, and an urgent cardiac catheterization was performed. Coronary angiography revealed normal appearing coronary arteries; however, left ventriculography showed extensive left ventricular apical akinesis. The patient had a mild rise in cardiac enzyme levels indicative of myocardial injury. She was discharged after an uncomplicated in-hospital course. One month later, the left ventricular wall motion abnormality had improved. In this report, the authors discuss this compilation of findings known as tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction.
Authors:
H M Omar Farouque; Tonya Kaltenbach; Junya Ako; Jennifer A Tremmel; William F Fearon; Alan C Yeung; Randall H Vagelos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of geriatric cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1076-7460     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-11     Completed Date:  2005-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215283     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Stanford University Medical Center, Interventional Cardiology, Room H2103, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. ofarouque@stanford.edu.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Coronary Angiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Electrocardiography
Female
Humans
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
Syndrome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*,  etiology

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