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Happy heart syndrome
  1. Yufeng Jiang,
  2. Yafeng Zhou
  1. Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yafeng Zhou, Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215004, China; zhouyafeng73{at}

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A 62-year-old woman with a history of hypertension was brought to the emergency department presenting with acute chest pain for 3 hours. An immediate electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the anterior leads (V2-V4, figure 1) and troponin T was 130.3 pg/mL at admission. She was then transferred to the cardiac catheterization room. The emergency coronary angiography showed normal coronary arteries. The left ventriculography presented apex and midventricular ballooning (figure 2 for systole and …

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  • Contributors YJ was assisting cardiologist and drafted the report. YZ was supervisor and treating cardiologist, who approved the report.

  • Funding This work was supported by grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China (81873486), Natural Scientific Fund of Jiangsu province (BK20161226), Jiangsu Province’s Key Provincial Talents Program (ZDRCA2016043), Jiangsu Province’s 333 High-Level Talents Project (BRA2017539) and the Science and Technology Foundation of Suzhou (nos.SYS201603). The funders had no roles in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.