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Development of takotsubo cardiomyopathy with severe pulmonary edema before a cesarean section.
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PMID:  23877950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an acute syndrome involving apical ballooning and consequent dysfunction of the left ventricle. Most cases of left ventricular dysfunction resolve within 1 month. We present the case of a 40-year-old woman who developed severe heart failure caused by takotsubo cardiomyopathy with severe left ventricular dysfunction during the perinatal period. Because of the presence of multiple myomas, she was scheduled to undergo a cesarean section under general anesthesia. However, after induction of general anesthesia, she had to be awakened because of the presence of a difficult airway. Because she exhibited insufficient oxygenation, she was transferred to the emergency center. Upon hospital admission, she expectorated large amounts of pink sputum, indicating severe pulmonary edema. Cesarean section was performed immediately. Echocardiography revealed severe left ventricular dysfunction. Full recovery of cardiac function required almost 1 month, after which she was discharged from the hospital without further complications. This is the first reported case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy induced by a failed intubation during a scheduled cesarean section. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy usually shows a good prognosis, but if this myopathy develops during the perinatal period, it can worsen because of excessive preload following the termination of fetoplacental circulation.
Tsuyoshi Suzuki; Chiaki Nemoto; Yukihiro Ikegami; Tetsuro Yokokawa; Yasuhiko Tsukada; Yoshinobu Abe; Jiro Shimada; Yasuchika Takeishi; Choichiro Tase
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-23
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Title:  Journal of anesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1438-8359     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anesth     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
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Created Date:  2013-7-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8905667     Medline TA:  J Anesth     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Hikarigaoka-1, Fukushima, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan,
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