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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Radial strain: Harbinger of good news

1 Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
2 Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Correspondence Address:
Bijoy K Khandheria
Aurora Cardiovascular Services, 2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway, #845, Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Source of Support: There are no funding sources to disclose relative to this submission,, Conflict of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

DOI: 10.4103/2211-4122.117984

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Introduction: We report the case of a 58-year-old woman with intracranial hemorrhage associated with stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Results: Left ventricular dysfunction was confined to midventricular segments, and manifested with transient anterolateral wall aneurysm. Although wall motion was severely impaired in the mid-segments, an almost preserved global midventricular radial strain forecasted rapid improvement of ventricular function. Conclusions: This case highlights how deformation imaging can help in clinical practice to interpret the subtle signs of recovery from left ventricular dysfunction.

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