According to his research, cannabis users who had an episode of stress cardiomyopathy
were significantly more likely to go into cardiac arrest or need correction to abnormal heart rhythms than non-users.
Active users of marijuana may be doubling their risk of stress cardiomyopathy
, a malfunction of the heart muscle malfunction that can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, a new study has found.
mimics signs of a heart attack, resulting in chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and sometimes fainting.
Acute stress cardiomyopathy
and reversible left ventricular dysfunction.
But you're not having a heart attack; this nightmare scenario is called Takotsubo syndrome, aka stress cardiomyopathy
, aka stunned myocardium syndrome, and is exceedingly rare.
The prevalence of stress cardiomyopathy
, or broken-heart syndrome, is about 10 percent of women and 2 percent to 3 percent of the general population among those who are admitted to the emergency room with a suspected heart attack.
The syndrome was renamed stress cardiomyopathy
Researchers analysed 256 stress cardiomyopathy
patients in seven tertiary care centers in both Europe and North America over the course of five years.
Broken heart or takotsubo syndrome: support for the neurohumoral hypothesis of stress cardiomyopathy
mimicking acute coronary syndrome: case presentation and review of the literature.
Broken heart syndrome is also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, stress cardiomyopathy
, left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, or ampulla-shaped cardiomyopathy.
Recently a few cases of concomitant stress cardiomyopathy
with obstructive airway disease have been documented in literature.