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Consequences of misdiagnosis and mismanagement of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  23215745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We report a patient who presented with takotsubo cardiomyopathy but was misdiagnosed as an anterior wall ST elevation myocardial infarction (AWMI). We illustrate how misdiagnosis led to mismanagement by initiating intravenous inotropic agents that led to further hemodynamic compromise. Subsequent withdrawal of the inotropic agents and simultaneous administration of oral metoprolol therapy led to hemodynamic and clinical improvement re-affirming the diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Authors:
Chirayu Vyas; Sanjay Shah; Sameer Pancholy; Tejas Patel; Isam Moussa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute cardiac care     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1748-295X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acute Card Care     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101276603     Medline TA:  Acute Card Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sheth V.S. General Hospital , Ahmedabad , India.
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