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Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy precipitated by alcohol withdrawal.
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PMID:  22298173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 57 year-old woman with no history of cardiac disease presented to the emergency department with confusion and seizures secondary to alcohol withdrawal. Elevated troponin levels and an electrocardiogram demonstrating global T-wave inversions prompted coronary angiography, which revealed coronary vessels free of significant disease. An echocardiogram showed both hypokinesis of the left-ventricular mid-segments with apical involvement and a hyperkinetic base consistent with tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM). Several clinical conditions have been reported as triggers of TCM. We report a case of TCM in a post-menopausal woman that was precipitated by alcohol withdrawal. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 1: 81-85).
Payam Yazdan-Ashoori; Robert Nichols; Adrian Baranchuk
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology journal     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1897-5593     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol J     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101392712     Medline TA:  Cardiol J     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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