TITLE

63-Year-Old Woman With Acute Chest Pain

AUTHOR(S)
Vaglio Jr., Joseph C.; Reyburn, Adam M.; Prasad, Abhiram
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2006, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a case of a patient with acute substernal chest pain and tachycardia. The patient has a history of hypertension, nicotine dependence and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Cardiac medications used were 240 mg/d diltiazem and 25 mg/d atenolol. A nondisplaced point of maximal impact and normal heart sounds without murmurs were discovered during cardiac examination. The patient was diagnosed with left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome and was treated with supportive therapy and steadily improved.
ACCESSION #
20449857

 

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