Tako tsubo cardiomyopathy (transient left ventricular apical ballooning): Case report of a myocardial perfusion echocardiogram study

Shrikanth P.Y. Upadya, Sheikh M. Hoq, Rahul Pannala, Fadi Alsous, Edward Tuohy, Stuart Zarich

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We are reporting a case of Tako tsubo cardiomyopathy (transient left ventricular apical ballooning) in the Western population identified by a perfusion echocardiogram that demonstrated perfusion defect at baseline in the apical and adjacent walls that was incongruous to the wall-motion abnormality. The perfusion defect improved within 72 hours on a repeated study indicating that microvasculature disruption is a key feature of this enigmatic cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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