Are normal coronary arteries a typical feature of apical ballooning syndrome?

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Abstract

Apical ballooning syndrome (ABS) is a new and uncommon, yet very interesting, clinical phenomenon regarded as one of the important elements of differential diagnosis in acute myocardial infarction. It was first described in 1990. The absence of obstructive coronary artery disease among others is a typical feature of ABS, required to make a final diagnosis. We describe a case of a woman with ultrasonographically confirmed tight stenosis in the right coronary artery, yet showing all other characteristics of ABS.

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