The apical hypokinesis
persisted, and 1+ mitral regurgitation was noted.
In fact, a combination of these two mechanisms is likely to be at work, since a milder degree of reverse perfusion and mild hypokinesis
at echocardiography were still evident at 3 months, despite patency of the stented vessel.
(17) They are most commonly found in the anterior and septal walls and are often with associated apical hypokinesis
. These aneurysms may also serve as a nidus for complex ventricular tachycardias.
Comparison of 8 biomarkers for prediction of right ventricular hypokinesis
6 months after submassive pulmonary embolism.
in 1990, takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) became increasingly reported as a form of reversible focal myocardial hypokinesis
following significant psychological or physical stress [1, 2].
Diaphragmatic and posterobasal hypokinesis
was evident on contrast ventriculography.
Control echocardiography revealed an LVEF of 50% and left ventricular apical hypokinesis
with minimal pericardial effusion.
Echocardiogram revealed mild diffuse global hypokinesis
with an ejection fraction of 40-45%, impaired left ventricular relaxation, an estimated right ventricular systolic pressure of 50-55 mmHg consistent with moderate pulmonary hypertension, and mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation.
Angiography demonstrated acute stent thrombosis, a 90% left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis, a 70% stenosis of the left circumflex coronary artery and associated severe inferior hypokinesis
. He required insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump following angiography and was referred for emergency coronary artery bypass surgery.
, akinesis, or dyskinesis of the left ventricular mid segments with or without apical involvement; the regional wall motion abnormalities extending beyond a single epicardial vascular distribution; a stressful trigger often but not always present
The ultrasound cardiogram (UCG) showed an ejection fraction of 60% and mild hypokinesis
in the apical portion of the left ventricle which had also normalized in a UCG repeated on the 8th day of admission.
An ECHO revealed a mildly reduced ejection fraction and left ventricular septal wall hypokinesis
. Cardiac catheterization revealed no significant coronary artery disease.