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A lady with a broken heart: Apical ballooning syndrome

C Rush, N Ntsekhe

Abstract


Severe chest pain after an emotional argument resulted in the admission of a healthy 72-year-old woman.


Authors' affiliations

C Rush, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

N Ntsekhe, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Keywords

Apical ballooning syndrome

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(5):422. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.10012

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-09-18
Date published: 2015-09-18

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