"Apical ballooning" - what is the cause?
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 1196536
Author(s) Wani, Sunil; Glatz, Kathrin; Suter, Yves; Jamshidi, Peiman; Erne, Paul
Author(s) at UniBasel Erne, Paul
Glatz-Krieger, Katharina
Year 2008
Title "Apical ballooning" - what is the cause?
Journal The journal of invasive cardiology
Volume 20
Number 11
Pages / Article-Number 599-602
Abstract The pathophysiology of takotsubo cardiomyopathy remains enigmatic. Here we attempted to define the link between the coronary arteries and the histopathological involvement of the left ventricle. We observed similarities and discrepancies between patients. All patients experienced stress prior to the event. We found a reduced coronary flow reserve in all patients and signs of hibernating myocardium on biopsy specimen. This raises a strong suspicion of stress-induced endothelial dysfunction with hibernating myocardium in the pathogenesis of this cardiomyopathy.
Publisher HMP Communications
ISSN/ISBN 1042-3931
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6006702
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PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18987401
ISI-Number WOS:000207739400010
Document type (ISI) Article

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