Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome
The transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary disease. Although the syndrome has been reported in Japan since 1990, it is rare in other regions. Rapid recognition of the syndrome can modify the diagnostic and therapeutic attitude i.e. avoiding thrombolysis and performing catheterization in the acute phase.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
(2007). Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 17(9), 562-563.
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