A congenital isolated left ventricular apical diverticulum simulating a tako-tsubo

Department of Cardiology, Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050000, China.
Chinese medical journal (Impact Factor: 1.05). 01/2011; 124(2):315-7. DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0366-6999.2011.02.030
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Left ventricular diverticulum is a rare congenital anomaly of which the incidence was reported to be 0.26%. Diverticula are usually localized near the apex and most often involve the inferior or anterior parietal walls of the left ventricle. In this report, we describe a rare case of congenital isolated left ventricular apical diverticulum, which was tako-tsubo-like in systole, "dumbbell-like" the whole left ventricle, diagnosed by angiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

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