Stress cardiomyopathy: clinical and ventriculographic characteristics in 107 North American subjects.

@article{Singh2010StressCC,
  title={Stress cardiomyopathy: clinical and ventriculographic characteristics in 107 North American subjects.},
  author={Nishith K Singh and Syeda S. Rumman and Frank L. Mikell and Nasaraiah Nallamothu and Chandhiran Rangaswamy},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={
          297-303
        }
}
BACKGROUND Stress cardiomyopathy (SCM) is a newly described reversible cardiomyopathy of largely unclear etiology. We studied SCM in a large cohort to gain further insights. METHODS We retrospectively identified 114 cases of SCM from among 12,150 consecutive North American patients diagnosed as Troponin-positive acute coronary syndrome, from January 2000 through December 2007, at two 24-h coronary angioplasty-capable centers. Left ventriculographic wall contractility was analyzed and scored… CONTINUE READING

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