Documentation of early improvement of left ventricular function in tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

Satoshi Kurisu, Ichiro Inoue, Takuji Kawagoe, Masaharu Ishihara, Yuji Shimatani, Yasuharu Nakama, Keisuke Ohkawa, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Eisuke Kagawa, Kazuoki Dai, Toshiyuki Aokage

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An 86-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of chest pain after a heated argument with her daughter. Electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in leads V2-3 and T wave inversion in leads V3-6. Emergency cardiac catheterization was performed 2 h after the onset of chest pain. Coronary angiography showed no significant coronary artery disease. However, left ventriculography showed apical akinesis and basal hyperkinesis (ejection fraction = 42%). She was diagnosed as having tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. Follow-up left ventriculography showed marked improvement of the left ventricular function (ejection fraction = 74%) during only 41 h. She was discharged 3 days later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E70-E72
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 8 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Stress
  • Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Ventricular function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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