Transient mid-ventricular dyskinesia: A variant of Takotsubo syndrome

Giovanni Fazio, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Azzarelli, Salvatore Evola, Giuseppe Barbaro, Loredana Sutera, Gabriele Di Gesaro, Yoshihiro J. Akashi, Salvatore Novo

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is characterized by a reversible systolic left ventricular apical ballooning. A new pattern of dyskinesia in the absence of angiographic evidence of coronary artery stenosis has been indicated like a variant of takotsubo cardiomiopathy: mid-ventricular akinesis with preservation of apical and basal contractilities revealed at echocardiograms and ventriculographies. We report the case of a 65 years old patient with this pattern, reverted in 4 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-273
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2008


  • Echocardiograms
  • Mid-ventricular dyskinesia
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Ventriculographies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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