Left ventricular apical ballooning

  • Reza Alizadeh Dehnavi
  • Ernst E. van der Wall
  • Pieter C. Smits
Case report

DOI: 10.1007/s10554-005-9040-0

Cite this article as:
Alizadeh Dehnavi, R., van der Wall, E.E. & Smits, P.C. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (2006) 22: 327. doi:10.1007/s10554-005-9040-0

Abstract

Transient left ventricular apical ballooning is an acute cardiac syndrome characterised by an abrupt onset of chest pain and is usually associated with anterior electrocardiographic changes. The observed apical ballooning of the left ventricle is usually reversible and develops in the absence of significant atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Here we present (to our knowledge) the first case of this syndrome in a negroid patient.

Keywords

apical ballooning Takotsubo 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza Alizadeh Dehnavi
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ernst E. van der Wall
    • 2
  • Pieter C. Smits
    • 3
  1. 1.Vascular Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine & EndocrinologyLeiden University Medical CentreLeidenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyLeiden University Medical CentreLeidenthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyMedisch Centrum Rijnmond ZuidRotterdamthe Netherlands
  4. 4.Vascular Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine & EndocrinologyLeiden University Medical CentreLeidenThe Netherlands