Clinical implications of midventricular obstruction and intravenous propranolol use in transient left ventricular apical ballooning (Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy).

@article{Yoshioka2008ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implications of midventricular obstruction and intravenous propranolol use in transient left ventricular apical ballooning (Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy).},
  author={Takuji Yoshioka and Akiyoshi Hashimoto and Kazufumi Tsuchihashi and Kazuhiko Nagao and Michifumi Kyuma and Hitoshi Ooiwa and Akihiko Nozawa and Shinya Shimoshige and Mariko Eguchi and Takeru Wakabayashi and Satoshi Yuda and Mamoru Hase and Tomoaki Nakata and Kazuaki Shimamoto},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={526.e1-7}
}
BACKGROUND Persistent hypotension with dynamic midventricular obstruction (MVO) in patients with transient left ventricular (LV) apical ballooning (Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy) is an important complication that needs to be treated. PURPOSE The objective of this study is to determine the effects of intravenous propranolol challenge on MVO in transient LV apical ballooning. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients (12 males, 22 females, mean age 64 +/- 17 years, age range 22-84 years) with LV… CONTINUE READING