Variant form of 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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We report a female case of variant form of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy in which wall motion of the distal segment was preserved. In the current case, left ventriculography showed akinesia of the mid portion and normokinesia of the distal and basal portions of the left ventricular chamber. ST-segment elevation was obvious in leads V1-3 rather than in leads V4-6. Because ST-segment elevation is absent in left precordial leads, cardiologists should take care not to fail to diagnose variant form of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e56-e58
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Apical ballooning
  • Tako-tsubo
  • Ventricular function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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