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Title: Reversible left v entricular hypertrophy after tako-tsubo-like cardiomyopathy
Author(s): HIGASHIKUNI, Yasutomi , SATA, Masataka , NAGAI, Ryozo
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 60 Issue: 1 Date: February 2005
Tako-tsubo-like cardiomyopathy is a newly-recognized enigmatic disease characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction of a broad area of the apex with a hyperkinetic area around the cardiac base.There is ST-segment elevation with no coronary stenosis.The exact mechanism for this entity remains unknown.Here,we report a case of tako-tsubo-like cardiomyopathy that showed a marked left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) when the wall motion returned to normal. LVH was normalized at 10??months.The cause of LVH remains unknown.