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Reversible left ventricular dysfunction “takotsubo” cardiomyopathy associated with pneumothorax

Y J Akashi, M Sakakibara, F Miyake

An 83 year old woman presented to the emergency department with chest pain and dyspnoea. Chest radiography showed pneumothorax of the left lung. Arteries were normal on coronary angiography. Left ventriculography showed asynergy of apical akinesis and basal hyperkinesis. Within 18 days, the asynergy …

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