Cardiac MRI documented left ventricular thrombus complicating acute takotsubo syndrome: an uncommon dilemma
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- Singh, V., Mayer, T., Salanitri, J. et al. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (2007) 23: 591. doi:10.1007/s10554-006-9178-4
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Transient left ventricular apical hypokinesis results in a typical ampullary shape and has been described as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM). We report a case of TCM with the rare complication of left ventricular thrombus formation. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging aided the diagnosis by characterizing the non-enhancing mass and evaluating the surrounding myocardium for scarring.
KeywordsTakotsubo cardiomyopathyLeft ventricular thrombusCardiac MRI