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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in the setting of acute alcohol withdrawal.
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PMID:  22787571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a cardiomyopathy characterized by acute reversible apical ventricular dysfunction and apical akinesis in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Although the disease may be precipitated by an acute emotional or physical stressor, the pathophysiology, postulated to involve excess catecholamine release, remains unproven. In contrast, the role of catecholamine excess and hyperadrenergic physiology in acute alcohol withdrawal (AAW) is more established. TCM in the context of acute alcohol withdrawal has been only rarely described. The authors present a new case of TCM in the setting of AAW, along with a review of other reported cases. Current theories on the etiology of TCM and a possible pathophysiologic linkage between TCM and AAW are discussed.
Brian J Stout; Reid Hoshide; Dale S Vincent
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health     Volume:  71     ISSN:  2165-8242     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii J Med Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-12     Completed Date:  2012-10-15     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101579076     Medline TA:  Hawaii J Med Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Ethanol / poisoning*
Middle Aged
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / complications*
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / diagnosis*,  etiology*
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