Recurrent severe acute pulmonary edema caused by transient left ventricular insufficiency with mitral regurgitation related to severe coronary artery spasm.

A 64-year-old diabetic and dyslipidemic woman was admitted to our hospital with a history of 3 episodes of acute pulmonary edema in the past 4 months, without evidence of organic heart disease. She was affected by a hypopituitarism and was treated with levothyroxine and desmopressin. She had atypical chest pain 1 year before, but 2 exercise stress tests… CONTINUE READING