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Transient Mid-Ventricular Ballooning Due to Bad Dream in a Postmenopausal Woman

Shridhar, Puneeth and Omran, Sina and Hajjali, Raef and Lasorda, David and Khalil, Ramzi and Chun, Young Jae (2016) Transient Mid-Ventricular Ballooning Due to Bad Dream in a Postmenopausal Woman. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 06 (10). pp. 329-332. ISSN 2164-5329

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Mid ventricular ballooning syndrome (MBS) was diagnosed in a 55-year-old woman who was admitted to emergency room due to acute chest pain. The trigger for the chest pain was reported as “bad dream” about her husband. MBS, a variant of Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy is more common in postmenopausal women and the triggers have been linked to stress involving the husband. Sudden catecholamine surge during nightmare augmented by estrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women may be the underlying mechanism. There are many unanswered questions related to the etiology of MBS. With supportive treatment, prognosis is excellent.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Omran, Sina
Hajjali, Raef
Lasorda, David
Khalil, Ramzi
Chun, Young
Date: 10 October 2016
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume: 06
Number: 10
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Page Range: pp. 329-332
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.4236/wjcd.2016.610037
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Bioengineering
Refereed: No
ISSN: 2164-5329
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 16:37
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 16:37


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