Apical ballooning syndrome: an important differential diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Prasad2007ApicalBS,
  title={Apical ballooning syndrome: an important differential diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Abhiram Prasad},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={115 5},
  pages={e56-9}
}
Case presentation: A 60-yearold woman presented to the emergency department 2 hours after the onset of severe retrosternal chest pain that started soon after she was told that her son had died in a car accident. A 12-lead ECG demonstrated ST-elevation in the precordial leads (Figure 1), and the plasma troponin T level was elevated at 0.07 ng/mL. A diagnosis of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction was made, and the patient was admitted for emergency coronary angiography, which revealed… CONTINUE READING
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