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Stroke and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Is there more than just cause and effect?
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PMID:  19324428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy has been described as a consequence of stroke or a cardioembolic source of stroke. We present the case of a 43 year-old woman who suffered from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and subsequently developed a large left cerebellar infarct without significant neurological deficits nor evidence of a cardioembolic cause. Catecholamine excess has been postulated to cause myocardial stunning in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and some cases of cerebral ischaemia. In this case, the concurrent occurrence of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and stroke without an identifiable source suggests that there may be a possible unifying pathogenetic mechanism.
Authors:
Will Lee; Konstantinos Profitis; Peter Barlis; William J Van Gaal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e37-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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