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[Stroke and Takotsubo syndrome: a reciprocal relationship].
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PMID:  23055429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION. Takotsubo syndrome is a transient stress cardiomyopathy associated with a distinctive left ventricular contraction pattern. It has been described as a cardioembolic source or as a consequence of stroke. Two patients are reported that illustrate the reciprocal relationship between Takotsubo syndrome and stroke and the physiopathological mechanisms implicated are analyzed. CASE REPORTS. Two women aged 70 and 78 years respectively are described. The first one was admitted with electro-cardiogram ST-segment elevation, slight troponin elevation and stroke symptoms. Ecocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance findings were consistent with Takotsubo syndrome that was the probable source of cardioembolic stroke. The second patient suffered a Takotsubo syndrome 72 hours after a brain infarction involving the insular cortex that was considered the trigger of Takotsubo syndrome. CONCLUSIONS. Takotsubo syndrome and stroke may have a reciprocal etiological relationship that is suggested by the temporal profile between the two processes. Cardiac magnetic resonance may aid in the establishment of the diagnosis of Takotsubo syndrome.
S Mayor-Gomez; M E Erro; F Olaz-Preciado; M Ciriza-Esandi; J Gallego-Cullere
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de neurologia     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1576-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Neurol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706841     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol     Country:  Spain    
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Languages:  spa     Pagination:  475-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra , Pamplona, Espana.
Vernacular Title:
Ictus y sindrome de takotsubo: una relacion reciproca.
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