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Three-Dimensional Entertainment as a Novel Cause of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  21887691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an uncommon entity. It is known to occur in the setting of extreme catecholamine release and results in left ventricular dysfunction without evidence of angiographically definable coronary artery disease. There have been no published reports of TC occurring with visual stimuli, specifically 3-dimensional (3D) entertainment. We present a 55-year-old woman who presented to her primary care physician's office with extreme palpitations, nausea, vomiting, and malaise <48 hours after watching a 3D action movie at her local theater. Her electrocardiogram demonstrated ST elevations in aVL and V1, prolonged QTc interval, and T-wave inversions in leads I, II, aVL, and V2-V6. Coronary angiography revealed angiographically normal vessels, elevated left ventricular filling pressures, and decreased ejection fraction with a pattern of apical ballooning. The presumed final diagnosis was TC, likely due to visual-auditory-triggered catecholamine release causing impaired coronary microcirculation. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Montoya Taylor; Anish Amin; Charles Bush
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
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