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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J



A Rare Case of Iatrogenic Inverted Stress Cardiomyopathy.


Lotfian P-A, Mahtani A U, Zaidi S, Grodman R
Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2022; 18(1):78-84.
PMID: 36246499.


We discuss a case of a 42-year-old female who was admitted for chronic intractable lower back pain requiring elective spinal surgery. Postoperatively, she experienced chest pressure and abdominal pain with a notable elevation in cardiac markers. A cardiac catheterization and left ventriculogram revealed normal coronary arteries and basal anterolateral hypokinesis, with the normal movement of the distal segment of the anterior wall. A rare variant of stress cardiomyopathy was diagnosed.