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J Teh Univ Heart Ctr
Apical ballooning syndrome (ABS) is a reversible cardiomyopathy with presentation mimicking an acute coronary syndrome. So in clinical practice, it is essential to consider it in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with chest pain, especially in postmenopausal women. Coronary angiography is usually indicated to achieve a proper diagnosis. Typically, patients do not have significant coronary artery lesions. Left ventriculography and echocardiography reveal a regional systolicfatcat:tdyiaz557bfp5dy4bmzqe37ely