The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 591–593

Cardiac MRI documented left ventricular thrombus complicating acute takotsubo syndrome: an uncommon dilemma

Authors

  • Veerpal Singh
    • Division of CardiologyEvanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • Tom Mayer
    • Division of CardiologyEvanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • John Salanitri
    • Division of CardiologyEvanston Northwestern Healthcare
    • Division of CardiologyEvanston Northwestern Healthcare
Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10554-006-9178-4

Cite this article as:
Singh, V., Mayer, T., Salanitri, J. et al. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (2007) 23: 591. doi:10.1007/s10554-006-9178-4

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Takotsubo cardiomyopathyLeft ventricular thrombusCardiac MRI

Abbreviations

C-MRI

Cardiac MRI

MI

Myocardial Infarction

TCM

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

TTE

Transthoracic Echocardiography

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006