Ventricular repolarization gradients in a patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

  title={Ventricular repolarization gradients in a patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Hiroshi Furushima and Masaomi Chinushi and Akiko Sanada and Yoshifusa Aizawa},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  volume={10 9},
A 61-year-old woman had recurrent syncopal attacks caused by torsades de pointes associated with remarkable QT prolongation (QTc = 740 ms). Left ventriculography showed apical akinesis (ballooning) and basal hyperkinesis, but coronary angiography was normal. This was compatible with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The wall motion of the left ventricle (LV) normalized within 2 months, and the remarkable QT prolongation and negative T-waves gradually normalized. However, polymorphic ventricular… CONTINUE READING