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Transient apical ballooning accompanying respiratory infection.
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PMID:  22612250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the case of a 75-year-old man, referred for worsening dyspnea and fever. The electrocardiography (ECG) showed mild ST-elevation in anterior leads, while cardiac echography severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction with apical ballooning. Later on, ECG showed negative T-waves and QT-prolongation in the same anterior leads and T-waves positivization during fever peak. Ten days later, LV ejection fraction completely recovered, apical ballooning and fever disappeared. We, therefore, hypothesize that transient apical ballooning found in our patient may have been induced by a respiratory infection, not detectable at seriate blood cultures.
Natale Daniele Brunetti; Riccardo Leva; Tommaso Passero; Michele Correale; Ezio Dioguardi; Deodata Montrone; Luisa de Gennaro; Matteo di Biase
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute cardiac care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-295X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101276603     Medline TA:  Acute Card Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cardiology Department, University of Foggia , Foggia , Italy.
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