Reversible pacemaker dysfunction in a patient with transient cardiac apical ballooning syndrome: A case report

Erik Wissner, Floyd David Fortuin, Luis R. Scott, Gregory T. Altemose

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Abstract

Transient cardiac apical ballooning syndrome (TCABS) is diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography demonstrating apical akinesis with left ventricular (LV) apical ballooning and preserved mid-to-basal LV systolic function, and left heart catheterization showing the absence of significant obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease. Presenting symptoms are suggestive of an acute coronary syndrome and electrocardiogram findings mimic acute myocardial injury. Right ventricular involvement has been reported. We describe a case of acute pacemaker dysfunction caused by the TCABS, which responded to conservative therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1107
Number of pages3
JournalEuropace
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

Keywords

  • Pacemaker dysfunction
  • Transient cardiac apical ballooning syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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