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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy resembling acute high lateral myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  22705617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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A 65-year-old female patient admitted to the emergency department was diagnosed with acute high lateral myocardial infarction, but later Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) was discovered. She had squeezing chest pain that started shortly after an emotional stress. The electrocardiogram revealed a loss of R wave voltage in leads V1 to V4 and an ST-segment elevation in I and aVL. After an urgent coronary angiography and ventriculography, TC was considered, and supportive anti-ischemic treatment was started. The severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction improved and normalized during the follow-up. She was discharged without any complications. TC is a new entity of acute cardiac events, and patients usually recover completely without sequelae with proper diagnosis and management. An exact diagnosis may also prevent an inappropriate application in the setting of recurrences.
Authors:
Erkan Ilhan; Ufuk Gurkan; Hale Yaka Yilmaz; Tolga Sinan Guvenc; Yigit Canga; Osman Bolca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0975-4466     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Erkan Ilhan, Department of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, Haydarpasa, 34668, Istanbul, Turkey T: +905054365384 F: +902164183317 erkan.ilhan@yahoo.com.tr.
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