Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy as a Complication of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

Min Gyu Kang, Na Young Kim, Jeong Rang Park, Seok-Jae Hwang, Yongwhi Park, Choong Hwan Kwak, Jin-Yong Hwang
2012 Korean Journal of Medicine  
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is a disease characterized by acute transient left ventricular dysfunction following exposure to stressful situations. We encountered an 80-year-old woman with complete atrioventricular block and normal LV systolic function. After permanent pacemaker implantation, electrocardiogram showed inverted T-waves in precordial leads. Follow-up echocardiographic findings indicated dyskinesia of the apical wall. Final diagnosis was stress-induced cardiomyopathy associated
more » ... pathy associated with a physically stressful condition (i.e., pacemaker implantation). (Korean J Med 2012;82:609-613)
doi:10.3904/kjm.2012.82.5.609 fatcat:22z5hwklhbftzi2kgbavrqacte