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WANG, Ricardo et al. Apical ballooning syndrome secondary to nasal decongestant abuse. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2009, vol.93, n.5, pp.e75-e78. ISSN 0066-782X.

We describe a typical case of apical ballooning syndrome in an octogenarian female patient with left ventricular wall motion abnormality on electrocardiography, whose ventricular function returned to normal. The patient has allergic rhinitis and had used nasal decongestant excessively a few hours prior to the episode of pain.

Keywords : Myocardial infarction; acute coronary syndrome; adrenergic agonists; myocardial stunning.

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