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Vol 65, No 2 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-02-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome – a case report

Piotr Kukla, Leszek Bryniarski, Renata Korpak-Wysocka, Stanisław Bartuś, Dawid Giszterowicz, Wojciech Dobrowolski, Dariusz Dudek
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(2):166-169.

open access

Vol 65, No 2 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-02-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 78-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital due to clinical and electrographic features of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries and severe left ventricular contractility abnormalities, detected initially by echocardiography, which resolved within 20 days from hospital admission. Because of these findings and typical echocardiographic picture, a transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (the tako-tsubo syndrome) was diagnosed.

Abstract

We present a case of a 78-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital due to clinical and electrographic features of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries and severe left ventricular contractility abnormalities, detected initially by echocardiography, which resolved within 20 days from hospital admission. Because of these findings and typical echocardiographic picture, a transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome (the tako-tsubo syndrome) was diagnosed.
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Keywords

transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome

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Title

Case reports
Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2007)

Pages

166-169

Published online

2007-02-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(2):166-169.

Keywords

transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome

Authors

Piotr Kukla
Leszek Bryniarski
Renata Korpak-Wysocka
Stanisław Bartuś
Dawid Giszterowicz
Wojciech Dobrowolski
Dariusz Dudek

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