Takotsubo: A Case Study of Broken Heart Syndrome

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2014
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Mumbert, Kelly A.
Marschner, Rebekka
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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (often referred to as broken heart syndrome) typically presents as apical ballooning, chest pain, shortness of breath, abnormal cardiac enzymes, and electrocardiogram changes. Although takotsubo cardiomyopathy mimics symptoms of an acute coronary event, in most cases it is a reversible cardiomyopathy with no long-term effects. Echocardiography is the noninvasive test of choice for initial presentation and follow-up of this syndrome. A case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is presented and its clinical signs, echocardiographic features, and management discussed.
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Mumbert, K., & Marschner, R. (2014). Takotsubo: A case study of broken heart syndrome. Journal of Diagnostic Sonography, 31(6), 377-381. https://doi.org/10.1177/8756479315611657
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