|CZECH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION J. Ev. PURKYNĚ|
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|Česky / Czech version||Čas. Lék. čes., 2005, 144, pp. 405–408.|
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Case Report and Literature Review
Paleček T., Linhart A., Jansa P., Lubanda J.-C., Bělohlávek J., Humhal J., Susa Z., Aschermann M.
II. interní klinika kardiologie a angiologie 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha
The authors present an interesting case report of 69-year-old caucasian woman with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a relatively recently described heart syndrome that probably develops due to the direct
toxic effect of excessively released catecholamines on cardiac adrenoceptors during emotional or physical stress. The
typical features include reversible left ventricular apical dyskinesis, chest pain with ST-T changes on ECG, minimal
myocardial enzymatic release and the absence of coronary stenosis on coronary angiogram. Early coronary angiographic
examination is highly recommended as the clinical picture of this syndrome mimics acute myocardial infarction.
Betablockers are considered to be the treatment of choice.
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