Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case of ‘Broken-Heart Syndrome' in the OR

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Title Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case of ‘Broken-Heart Syndrome' in the OR
Creator Sumer Christensen
Subject Takotsubo; cardiomyopathy; stress-induced; broken-heart syndrome; apical ballooning; MSNA
Description Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) was first described in Japan approximately 20 years ago. The syndrome is a rarely diagnosed set of symptoms that includes an acute onset of chest pain or dyspnea, transient cardiac dysfunction that frequently has reversible wall motion abnormalities, but is without any significant obstructive coronary artery disease. It is also commonly referred to as ‘stress-induced cardiomyopathy' or as ‘broken-heart' syndrome. The majority of the documented cases of TC have an antecedent event of extreme emotional stress or some other type of catecholamine surge.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2013-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2013, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s6d82kkd
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2014-03-11
Date Modified 2014-03-12
ID 1094048
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6d82kkd
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