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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: assessment with cardiac MRI.
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PMID:  20651173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to show how MRI findings can be used to differentiate Takotsubo cardiomyopathy from acute coronary syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a disorder that mimics acute coronary syndrome. MRI can show not only edema in the ventricular wall, which is diffuse and without arterial territory distribution, but also motion abnormalities with typical akinesis in the apical and mid planes. Moreover, MRI can detect potential complications such as obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract or thrombus in the left ventricular cavity.
Gabriel C Fernández-Pérez; José Antonio Aguilar-Arjona; Gonzalo Tardáguila de la Fuente; Marcelo Samartín; Alejandro Ghioldi; Juan Carlos Arias; Javier Sánchez-González
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  195     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-09-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W139-45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, POVISA Hospital, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Image Enhancement / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Myocardium / pathology*
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / pathology*

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