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JCU 2005 ;13(2) :83-86.
Three Cases of Stress Induced Transient LV Dysfunction -Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy-
Do-hoi Kim, Duk-won Bang, Ji-hoon Ahn, Seung-hoon Park, Hyun-suk Oh, Yeo-Jun Yoon, Min-soo Hyon, Sung-koo Kim, Young-joo Kwon
Department of Internal Medicine,College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Duk-won Bang ,
ABSTRACT
A recently reported cardiac syndrome of transient left ventricular dys- function, clinically resembles acute myocardial infarction and presents with chest pain, ECG changes and minimal elevation of cardiac enzymes in absence of myocardial ischemia or injury. The clinical presentation includes a wide range of symptoms and left ventricular function is normalized completely within days to weeks. This syndrome is likely a non -ischemic, metabolic-dependent syndrome caused by stress-induced activation of the cardiac adrenoreceptors. We report three cases of stress-induced transient LV dysfuction.
Keywords: Left ventricular apical ballooning, Cardiomyopathy, Stress
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