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Postictal Cardiomyopathy
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  • Bassil Said,
  • Venkata Pendela,
  • Erfan Alotaki,
  • Bipul Baibhav
Bassil Said
Rochester General Hospital
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Venkata Pendela
Rochester General Hospital
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Erfan Alotaki
Rochester Regional Health
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Bipul Baibhav
Rochester Regional Health
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Abstract

Stress cardiomyopathy (SC) is a syndrome characterized by transient regional systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle (LV), in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Diagnosis of SC represents a challenge as it is essentially a diagnosis of exclusion. We report the case of a 21-year-old man who sustained mid-ventricular (MV) SC after a seizure. Our case represents a combination of a predisposing acute neuronal injury in a man that led to the development of an MV SC variant, where cardiac MRI played an essential role in the diagnosis.

Peer review status:Published

Mar 2020Published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology volume 75 issue 11 on pages 3265. 10.1016/S0735-1097(20)33892-4