Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy a Case Report: Ballooning outside the Apex?
|George Ashley Semien1*, Humberto Machado2, Rafael Cabrales1 and Wagih Gobrial1|
|1Cleveland Clinic Florida, FL, USA|
|2Mercy Hospital, South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||George Ashley Semien
Cleveland Clinic Florida
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|Received July 25, 2014; Accepted October 01, 2014; Published October 10, 2014|
|Citation: Semien GA, Machado H, Cabrales R, Gobrial W (2014) Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy a Case Report: Ballooning outside the Apex? J Clin Exp Cardiolog 5:339. doi:10.4172/2155-9880.1000339|
|Copyright: © 2014 Semien GA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Takotsubo’s cardiomyopathy is characterized as per Mayo criteria by transient wall motion abnormalities involving the left ventricular apex and mid-ventricle in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease and pheochromocytoma or myocarditis as well as new electrocardiographic abnormalities. Recent literature has suggested a variance in segments involved in this stress induced cardiomyopathy. This case illustrates not only classic left apical and mid-ventricular involvement but also a reduction in basal contractility (compared to normal strain numbers by segment) as measured by strain.