Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome after pacemaker implantation in a male

Jeremy A. Mazurek, Susheel Gundewar, Sang Yong Ji, Michael Grushko, Andrew Krumerman

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Abstract

Left apical ballooning syndrome, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction is increasingly recognized worldwide. Predominantly affecting females, this condition mimics myocardial infarction and often occurs in the setting of emotional or physical stress. We report the case of a 77-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital for complete heart block and developed TTC after pacemaker implantation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of TTC development after pacemaker implantation in a male.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e154-e158
JournalJournal of Cardiology Cases
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Left ventricular apical ballooning
  • Male
  • Pacemaker
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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