Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome

A syndrome that mimics an acute coronary syndrome.

Ischemic like chest pain , dyspnea, ST-segment elevation and T-wave inversion on EKG, mild elevations of cardiac markers, and transient apical and midventricular regional wall motion abnormalities.

Clinical findings without coronary atherosclerosis.

Predominantly in postmenopausal women.

Most episodes related the physical or emotional distress.

Left ventricular wall motion alterations and decreased systolic function usually resolved within days to weeks.

Prognosis is favorable although deaths have been reported.

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