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

  • Veerpal Singh
  • Tom Mayer
  • John Salanitri
  • Michael H. Salinger
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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 cardiomyopathy Left ventricular thrombus Cardiac 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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Veerpal Singh
    • 1
  • Tom Mayer
    • 1
  • John Salanitri
    • 1
  • Michael H. Salinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyEvanston Northwestern HealthcareEvanstonUS

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