Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-05-28

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Left ventricular ballooning syndrome due to vasospasm of the middle portion of the left anterior descending coronary artery

Miguel Fiol, Andrés Carrillo, Alberto Rodriguez, Jaime Herrero, Javier García-Niebla
Cardiol J 2012;19(3):314-316.


We report a case that shows vasospasm to be one of the mechanisms responsible for left ventricular ballooning syndrome. Our case suggests that identical ventriculographic findings in patients with tako-tsubo syndrome and those with coronary vasospasm of a long left anterior descending artery coronary artery may be due to a common etiology.

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