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Video 5-4-1 (AB): (A) Parasternal long-axis view in a patient with the classic form of stress-induced ("Tako-tsubo") cardiomyopathy. In this example, only the basal segments of the left ventricular (LV) walls contract; the remaining wall segments are shown to be akinetic. The extensive nature of the LV wall motion abnormality observed is not consistent with involvement of a single coronary artery flow distribution. (B) Apical 4-chamber view in a patient with the classic form of stress-induced ("Tako-tsubo") cardiomyopathy. In this example, only the basal segments of the left ventricular (LV) walls contract; the remaining wall segments are shown to be akinetic. The extensive nature of the LV wall motion abnormality observed is not consistent with involvement of a single coronary artery flow distribution.

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