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Not takotsubo: a different form of stress-induced cardiomyopathy--a case series.
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PMID:  21272226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of stress-induced cardiomyopathy requires wall motion abnormality, most typically apical ballooning. The authors report 3 cases of transient global left ventricular systolic dysfunction that developed over the course of severe medical illnesses. The cardiomyopathy that developed in each patient had all the features of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, including reversibility, mild troponin elevation, nonspecific electrocardiographic abnormalities, and a negative work-up for ischemia. The only difference was the absence of regional wall motion abnormalities. No patients developed sepsis or myocarditis. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy may present in different forms, including regional or global left ventricular dysfunction. Classic takotsubo syndrome may represent only part of the spectrum of this reversible condition.
Cho M Win; Amit Pathak; Maya Guglin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1751-7133     ISO Abbreviation:  Congest Heart Fail     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  2011-06-07     Revised Date:  2011-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9714174     Medline TA:  Congest Heart Fail     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Stress, Psychological / complications*
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / drug therapy,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / drug therapy,  pathology,  ultrasonography

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