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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 22(4); 2011 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2011;22(4): 354-358.
Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy following Pacemaker Implantation
Seong Gyu Yoon, Min Seok Choi, Sung Ho Her, Mahn Won Park, Ju Yeol Baek, Jung Sun Cho, Jae Hyun Moon, Joon Young Kim, Jang Hyun Cho
1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. choiminseok2k@catholic.ac.kr
3Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Carollo Hospital, Suncheon, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called apical ballooning syndrome or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a unique reversible cardiomyopathy that is frequently precipitated by a stressful event, and is described as a typical form of acute transient left ventricular dysfunction. The classic situation is postmenopausal women presenting with chest pain or dyspnea. The overall prognosis is favorable. We report a case of a 75-year-old female patient who came to our hospital with dizziness, which was found to be caused by transient apical ballooning following permanent pacemaker implantation.
Key words: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (Apical ballooning syndrome, stress-induced cardiomyopathy), atrioventricular block, artificial pacemaker
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