Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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SOUSA, José Marconi Almeida de et al. Transient ventricular dysfunction (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy). Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2005, vol.84, n.4, pp. 340-342. ISSN 0066-782X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2005000400013.
The patient was a male with myasthenia gravis, hospitalized with acute respiratory failure due to decompensation of the underlying disease. He evolved with findings suggestive of acute myocardial infarction, with electrocardiographic and enzymatic alterations compatible with that diagnosis. The patient underwent emergency coronary angiography, which showed no severe coronary obstruction, although his left ventricle had significant systolic dysfunction with characteristic alterations, on ventriculography, of the syndrome described as transient ventricular dysfunction or Takotsubo syndrome. On evolution, complete recovery of the electrocardiographic alterations and systolic ventricular function assessed on echocardiography occurred, confirming the syndrome.