Acute coronary syndrome or apical ballooning syndrome?

Yuichiro Maekawa, Akio Kawamura, Shinsuke Yuasa, Yohei Ohno, Takahide Arai, Keiichi Fukuda

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Apical ballooning syndrome (ABS) is uniquely characterized by the acute onset of transient extensive kinesis of the apical and mid portions of the left ventricle without significant epicardial coronary artery stenosis, accompanied by chest symptoms and electrocardiogram changes similar to those of acute coronary syndrome. We report a case of ABS with severe coronary artery stenosis presenting as acute coronary syndrome after emotional stress. ABS should be considered a cause of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities even if a coronary arteriogram shows severe coronary artery stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalHeart and vessels
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Apical ballooning syndrome
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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