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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a squash player.
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PMID:  19936117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is usually described following acute emotional stress. We report here the case of a 48-year-old woman admitted for acute coronary syndrome after an intensive squash match. Diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy due to acute physical stress was suspected in presence of normal coronary arteries and transitory left ventricular dysfunction with typical apical ballooning. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed regional wall-motion abnormalities and was helpful in excluding myocardial infarction diagnosis. During squash the body is subject to sudden and vigorous demands inducing a prolonged and severe workload on the myocardium.
Mathieu Berry; Jerome Roncalli; Olivier Lairez; Meyer Elbaz; Didier Carrié; Michel Galinier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology research and practice     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  2090-0597     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Res Pract     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101516542     Medline TA:  Cardiol Res Pract     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351621     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Rangueil University Hospital, 31059 Toulouse, France.
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