Title

Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome

Document Type

Article

Department

Cardiology

Abstract

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.

Publication

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

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