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Trauma induced left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome in a 15 year old: a rare case of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy.

Research paper by David M DM Krpata, Edward M EM Barksdale

Indexed on: 16 Apr '13Published on: 16 Apr '13Published in: Journal of Pediatric Surgery



Abstract

We present a case of a 15 year old girl who developed transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, after a significant motor vehicle accident. On post-trauma day three she developed heart failure with mid-to-apical left ventricular wall dysfunction with an EF of 10%-15%. The patient eventually regained full cardiac function by post-trauma day seven. Here we present the first case report of trauma induced left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome in pediatrics.