Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 24th, 2006
M. Gianni and colleagues at the University of Insubria wrote, "To clarify the major features of the apical ballooning syndrome, we performed a systematic review of the existing literature. [We conducted a] review of all relevant case series using the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases resulted in the identification of 14 studies."
"These studies suggest that the apical ballooning syndrome accounts for similar to 2.0% of ST-segment elevation infarcts, with most cases described in post-menopausal women," the reviewers reported. "The...
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