C Stelios

University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

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    ABSTRACT: Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy or "transient left ventricular (LV) apical ballooning" clinically presents like acute myocardial infarction without angiographic stenosis on coronary angiogram and a transient (reversible) LV apical ballooning. We discuss here about a 56-year-old woman complains of first constrictive chest pain with ST elevation in leads V2-V6 and minimal enzymatic release. Coronary angiogram demonstrates vessels without stenosis and the left ventriculogram an extensive LV apical wall motion abnormalities. LV dysfunction will only be transient since 24 hours after admission echographic images demonstrate quite complete recovery of LV systolic function. The pain disappears 12 hours after admission and the creatine kinase level normalize after 48 hours.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2005 · Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux

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3 Citations
0.40 Total Impact Points


  • 2005
    • University Hospital of Lausanne
      • Service de m├ędecine interne
      Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland