Recognition of the apical ballooning syndrome in the United States.

@article{Dec2005RecognitionOT,
  title={Recognition of the apical ballooning syndrome in the United States.},
  author={George William Dec},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={388-90}
}
Acute dilated cardiomyopathy is an uncommon but often life-threatening cardiovascular event. Despite varied clinical presentations that may include cardiogenic shock, ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and chest pain mimicking acute myocardial infarction, a growing list of potentially reversible pathogeneses should be considered in the initial differential diagnosis. These may include cardiotoxins, such as excessive alcohol, cocaine, or antiretroviral agents; nutritional deficiencies (eg, thiamine… CONTINUE READING

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