after intravenous administration of catecholamines and beta-receptor agonists.
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.
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.
The challenge for clinicians treating a patient with a condition such as stress cardiomyopathy
is to address their spiritual and emotional needs, as well as their physical concerns.
Key Words: tako-tsubo, transient left ventricular dysfunction, apical ballooning, mural thrombus, stress cardiomyopathy
, reversible cardiomyopathy
Researchers from Cambridge University, UK analysed 256 stress cardiomyopathy
patients in seven tertiary care centers in both Europe and North America over the course of five years, reported a private news channel.
Human stress cardiomyopathy
mimicking acute myocardial syndrome.