Case ReportMyocardial Infarction and Reversible Left Ventricular Apical Ballooning Associated With PheochromocytomaPaparsenos, Achilles T. MD*; Kaufman, David MD†; Coppola, John T. MD‡; Young, Iven S. MD* Author Information From the *Division of Endocrinology, †Department of Medicine, and ‡Division of Cardiology, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY. Reprints: Achilles T. Paparsenos, MD, 2500 Maryland Road, Suite 130, Willow Grove, PA 19090. E-mail: [email protected]. The Endocrinologist 18(1):p 3-6, January 2008. | DOI: 10.1097/TEN.0b013e318165248b Buy Metrics Abstract We report a 73-year-old woman who presented with chest pain, electrocardiogram changes, and serum troponin levels consistent with an acute myocardial infarction. Cardiac catheterization showed normal coronaries and a left ventriculogram was consistent with reversible left ventricular apical ballooning, or “takotsubo” cardiomyopathy. She had a 5-cm left adrenal mass on a recent abdominal computed tomography. The cardiomyopathy resolved in 1 week, and she was later diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma. The tumor was successfully removed with full recovery. This case illustrates the association between pheochromocytoma and reversible left ventricular apical ballooning. This kind of case has only been reported once before. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.