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Submitted: 28 September 2017 Modified: 28 September 2017
HERDIN Record #: NCR-PHC-17092813232872

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report.

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient cardiac syndrome that involves left ventricular apical akinesis and mimics acute coronary syndrome. It was first described in Japan in 1990 by Sato et al. Patients often present with chest pain, have ST-segment elevation on electrocardiogram, and elevated cardiac enzyme levels consistent with a myocardial infarction.1 However, when the patient undergoes cardiac angiography, left ventricular apical ballooning is present and there is no significant coronary artery stenosis.2


The prognosis in takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is excellent, with nearly 95% of patients experiencing complete recovery within 4-8 weeks.


 

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