A Broken Heart After Witnessing a Dying Heart: A Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
Riverside Community Hospital
broken-heart syndrome, reversible cardiomyopathy, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, stress-related cardiomyopathy, takotsubo cardioyopathy
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a form of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy characterized by transient systolic dysfunction. The prevalence of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy has been estimated to be about 2% overall but about 10% amongst women presenting with clinical manifestations of acute coronary syndrome. The overall mechanism of the disease still remains unclear. However, treatment of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy appears to be similar to congestive heart failure (CHF) medical management. This case highlights the classic presentation exhibited very similar to acute coronary syndrome and diagnostic criteria for Takotsubo (stress-induced) cardiomyopathy.
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To M, Zhang Y, Tompkins A, Chen R, Patankar K, Sangodkar S. A Broken Heart After Witnessing a Dying Heart: A Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Cureus. 2022;14(9):e28752. doi:10.7759/cureus.28752