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A case of transient left mid ventricular ballooning.
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PMID:  17667036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of an 85-year-old woman who presented with chest pain after a crisis of bronchial asthma. On admission, the electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in leads II, III, and aVF. Peak troponin I level was 3.0 ng/dl (normal value <0.4 ng/dl). Angiography demonstrated ballooning of the mid portion of the left ventricle without involvement of the apex. No obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease was present. After 8 days, left ventricular wall motion improved and returned completely to normal at 1-month echocardiographic follow-up.
Salvatore Azzarelli; Francesco Amico; Alfredo R Galassi; Vincenzo Argentino; Michele Giacoppo; Antonio Fiscella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-01     Completed Date:  2007-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Catheterisation Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angina Pectoris / etiology*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Asthma / complications*
Cardiomyopathies / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Coronary Angiography
Myocardial Contraction
Stroke Volume
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*,  physiopathology,  radiography

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