Stress-induced transient midventricular ballooning: a new variant of broken heart syndrome


Uluganyan M. , Velibey Y., Calik N., Orhan A., Karaca G., Tayyareci G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.31, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.05.038
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Özet

A 72-year-old female patient admitted to the emergency department with substernal chest pain due to vigorous emotional stress. Her electrocardiogram revealed negative T waves in DI, aVL, and V-1 to V-3 derivations, and she had an elevated troponin level. Cardiac catheterization was performed and showed angiographically normal epicardial coronary arteries. The left ventriculogram demonstrated midventricular dilatation and akinesis with a hypercontractile apex and base. We report a case of new variant of broken heart syndrome in which only the midventricle is affected.