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Cases J. 2008 Nov 19;1(1):331. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-331.

Midventricular form of takotsubo cardiomyopathy as a recurrence 1 year after typical apical ballooning: a case report.

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  • 1Herzzentrum Ludwigshafen, Department of Cardiology, Ludwigshafen, Germany.


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was first described in Japan and is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of a significant coronary artery disease.Caused by the clinical presentation including chest pain, electrocardiographic changes and elevated myocardial markers this syndrome is frequently misdiagnosed as an acute coronary syndrome. Recurrences of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, especially in variant regions of the left ventricle are rareWe describe a midventricular form of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy as a recurrence 1 year after typical apical ballooning.

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