The apical nipple sign: a useful tool for discriminating between anterior infarction and transient left ventricular ballooning syndrome.

@article{Desmet2014TheAN,
  title={The apical nipple sign: a useful tool for discriminating between anterior infarction and transient left ventricular ballooning syndrome.},
  author={Walter J. Desmet and Johan Bennett and Bert Ferdinande and Dries De Cock and Tom Adriaenssens and Mark Coosemans and Peter R. Sinnaeve and Peter Kayaert and Christophe L. Dubois},
  journal={European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care},
  year={2014},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={264-7}
}
AIMS Even after coronary angiography, transient left ventricular ballooning syndrome (TLVBS) can be misdiagnosed as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) caused by transient thrombotic occlusion of the left anterior descending artery, as the appearance of the left ventricular angiograms is often very similar. As prognosis and antithrombotic treatment of these two conditions differ widely, it is desirable to make a correct diagnosis as early as possible. METHODS Between January 1998 and… CONTINUE READING