These findings were consistent with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
and the patient was managed conservatively.
A new ECG criterion to identify takotsubo cardiomyopathy
from anterior myocardial infarction: role of inferior leads.
is a syndrome of acute, usually reversible LV systolic dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease.
Many studies report that the underlying factor behind takotsubo cardiomyopathy
might be emotional-stress-induced and neurohumoral-induced myocardial infarction.
Recurrence of takotsubo cardiomyopathy
with variant forms of left ventricular dysfunction.
Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Cardiac Abnormalities: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
or Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium?
At first, she thought that she might be having a heart attack but further medical tests at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center revealed that she was suffering from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
or broken-heart syndrome.
was not considered because of significantly elevated value of cardiac enzyme, severer spasm of coronary arteries, and absence of stressful trigger.
In fact cases of what is now called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
have been reported all over the world after a Japanese physician first reported the cases of relatively young females presenting with an unusual case of heart failure following an intense emotional stress such as breaking off with their spouses or boyfriends.
Dr Alexander Lyon, a senior lecturer at London's Imperial College and consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, said this may have been a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
, a condition also known as broken heart syndrome when triggered by bereavement.
Electrocardiographic changes in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
may be associated with cardiac geometric features as observed in hypertensive heart disease.