A Case of Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy Related with the Postpartum Period

Jun Han Jeon, Sung Ho Her, Jong Min Lee, Hee Jeoung Yoon, Jung Yeon Chin, Ki Hoon Park, Kang Yeon Won, Byung Soo Jie, Ye Ree Park, Seung Won Jin
2007 Korean Circulation Journal  
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is a relatively rare, unique entity that has only recently been widely appreciated. It characterized by transient left ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities (with a peculiar apical ballooning appearance), chest pain or dyspnea, ST-segment elevation and/or T wave inversion and minor elevations of the cardiac enzyme levels. The patients in the previous series were usually women over 50 years of age and a triggering event was identified in most cases; these
more » ... cluded severe emotional distress or an acute medical illness. Although reports of single episodes of stress-induced cardiomyopathy are not infrequent in the recent medical literature, we report here on a case of stress-induced cardiomyopathy in a young women, and this was related with the postpartum period as a stressful condition. (Korean Circulation J 2007;37:388-392) KEY WORDS:Cardiomyopathies;Stress;Postpartum period.
doi:10.4070/kcj.2007.37.8.388 fatcat:5fjvm3l7lzgljp4xtauezimfga