Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome

Nasir Rahman, Javed Tai, Adil Soofi

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The transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary disease. Although the syndrome has been reported in Japan since 1990, it is rare in other regions. Rapid recognition of the syndrome can modify the diagnostic and therapeutic attitude i.e. avoiding thrombolysis and performing catheterization in the acute phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-563
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


  • Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Transient left ventricular dysfunction


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