The Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy ( Transient Left Ventricular Apical Ballooning Syndrome ) : A Case Report

Abstract

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, was first described in the Japanese literature in 1991 by Dote et al. More current names include broken heart syndrome, stressinduced cardiomyopathy or stress cardiomyopathy. Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy accounts for 1% of admissions for suspected acute myocardial… (More)

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