Concurrence of angiographic coronary artery disease in patients with apical ballooning syndrome (tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy).

@article{Winchester2008ConcurrenceOA,
  title={Concurrence of angiographic coronary artery disease in patients with apical ballooning syndrome (tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy).},
  author={David E Winchester and Michael Ragosta and Angela M Taylor},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={612-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the coexistence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in an unselected cohort of patients with apical ballooning syndrome (ABS). BACKGROUND ABS is a clinical condition of unknown etiology with symptoms that mimic an acute coronary syndrome and is characterized by the presence of transient left ventricular dysfunction primarily affecting the apex of the heart. METHODS We conducted a retrospective case series in a single tertiary care hospital. Patients were identified by… CONTINUE READING
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