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Transient midventricular ballooning syndrome. an atypical presentation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  22299396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 72-year-old woman without cardiovascular history presented with acute substernal chest pain and dyspnoea. The electrocardiogram was normal, but the blood test analyses showed an elevated troponin T level. Emergency coronary angiography revealed normal epicardial coronary arteries, but the left ventriculogram demonstrated midventricular dilatation and akinesis with well-preserved contractility of the apex and base. The patient was diagnosed as having an atypical presentation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She was treated with a beta blocker and an ACE inhibitor and recovered well. A follow-up echocardiogram at 2 months showed normalization of the wall motion abnormality.
Leonard M Rademakers; Ralph W Weijers; Inge F Wijnbergen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Catharina-ziekenhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
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