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PMID:  20505901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stress cardiomyopathy (SC) is also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The term transient left ventricular ballooning syndrome has also been used. These terms refer to the same phenomenon. The typical presentation of SC in a patient is a sudden onset of chest pain or heart failure associated with electrocardiographic changes of ST-segment elevation, which is suggestive of anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. When these patients are assessed, a bulging of the left ventricular apex with a hypercontractile base of the left ventricle is noted. It is this hallmark bulging of the apex with preserved function at the base that characterises this unique syndrome. The possible pathophysiology of its mechanism as well as the different morphological types are discussed.
F Lateef
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-27     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  2012-12-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e76-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Electrocardiography / methods
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Comment In:
Singapore Med J. 2012 Oct;53(10):699; author reply 699   [PMID:  23112026 ]

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