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Viability assessment by multidetector computed tomography in takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  20634756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, known as Takotsubo, is an increasingly recognized syndrome, characterized by transient apical or midventricular dysfunction, which mimics myocardial infarction in the absence of significant coronary artery disease, and is thought to be due to transient catecholamine overload. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is a novel imaging approach increasingly recognized as a rapid, noninvasive diagnostic modality to assess coronary anatomy and cardiac function. Few reports have been published regarding its utility in the assessment of myocardial viability after myocardial infarction. We describe 2 patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy who underwent MDCT imaging. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing the utility of MDCT that shows the absence of delayed hyperenhancement in patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Jamal Hussain; Aslan Ghandforoush; Zahid Virk; Madhavagopal Cherukuri
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W7-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of *Cardiology †Internal Medicine ‡Pulmonary Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.
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