This paper reports a 74 year-old-man with a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with mid-ventricular obstruction and a secundum type atrial septal defect. He had been suffering from shortness of breath and occasional attacks of dizziness. Doppler echocardiography revealed the gradient in the mid-left ventricular area. A transesophageal echocardiogram confirmed the findings of transthoracic study and an ostium secundum-type atrial septal defect was documented. The present case represents a rare combination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated with midventricular obstruction, and an ostium secundum type atrial septal defect in . . . an elderly man
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, is similar to acute coronary syndrome. The absence of significant stenosis on coronary angiography and spontaneous improvement of ventricular akinesia are very important features that distinguish this syndrome from acute coronary syndromes. Despite the fact that ST segment elevations are typically encountered, atypical presentation without ECG changes should be kept in mind. We herein report the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with mid-apical left ventricular akinesia resolving within 24 h.
The aim of our study was to investigate P wave dispersion (Pwd), QT, corrected QT (QTc), QT dispersion (QTd) and corrected QT dispersion (QTcd) intervals in subarachnoid haemorrhage. Thirty-five subarachnoid haemorrhage patients (Group S) and 35 neurologically normal patients (Group C) were included in this retrospective study. The standard 12 derivations of the electrocardiograms of all patients were analysed and Pwd, QT and QTd intervals were measured. QTc and QTcd intervals were determined with the Bazett formula. There was no significant difference between the study groups according to demographic characteristics, hypertension a . . .nd diabetes mellutus incidences (P >0.05). The Pwd, QT, QTc, QTd and QTcd durations of Group S were significantly longer than those of Group C (P