Myocardial perfusion in apical ballooning syndrome correlate of myocardial injury.

@article{Elesber2006MyocardialPI,
  title={Myocardial perfusion in apical ballooning syndrome correlate of myocardial injury.},
  author={Ahmad A Elesber and Amir Lerman and Kevin A. Bybee and Joseph G. Murphy and Gregory W. Barsness and Mandeep Singh and Charanjit S. Rihal and Abhiram Prasad},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={469.e9-13}
}
BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of the apical ballooning syndrome (ABS) is poorly understood. This study evaluated myocardial perfusion abnormalities at the time of presentation in patients with ABS and examined whether abnormal microvascular blood flow predicts the extent of myocardial injury. METHODS We evaluated 42 consecutive patients, all women, with a diagnosis of ABS and technically adequate angiograms for the assessment of the TIMI myocardial perfusion grade (TMPG), an index of… CONTINUE READING
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