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Case reports
Apical ballooning syndrome in a 57-year-old woman during premedication for general anaesthesia

Marcin Grabowski, Grzegorz Karpiński, Janusz Kochman, Janusz Kochanowski, Radosław Piątkowski, Piotr Scisło, Krzysztof J. Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(10):1110-1112.

open access

Vol 64, No 10 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-10-31
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Apical ballooning after sudden emotional stress is a new syndrome characterised by abrupt onset of angina-like chest pain, ST-segment elevation, wall motion abnormalities involving the lower anterior wall and apex without significant coronary artery stenosis. We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with apical ballooning syndrome which occurred during premedication the general anaesthesia. We also found an increased B-type natriuretic peptide level in this patent – the finding not reported previously in the literature.

Abstract

Apical ballooning after sudden emotional stress is a new syndrome characterised by abrupt onset of angina-like chest pain, ST-segment elevation, wall motion abnormalities involving the lower anterior wall and apex without significant coronary artery stenosis. We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with apical ballooning syndrome which occurred during premedication the general anaesthesia. We also found an increased B-type natriuretic peptide level in this patent – the finding not reported previously in the literature.
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Keywords

apical ballooning; natriuretic peptide

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Title

Case reports
Apical ballooning syndrome in a 57-year-old woman during premedication for general anaesthesia

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 10 (2006)

Pages

1110-1112

Published online

2006-10-31

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(10):1110-1112.

Keywords

apical ballooning
natriuretic peptide

Authors

Marcin Grabowski
Grzegorz Karpiński
Janusz Kochman
Janusz Kochanowski
Radosław Piątkowski
Piotr Scisło
Krzysztof J. Filipiak
Grzegorz Opolski

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