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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: An under-recognized myocardial syndrome.
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PMID:  18054704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by reversible left ventricular dysfunction with apical ballooning and is triggered by marked psychological or physiological stress in the absence of significant epicardial coronary artery disease. Clinically, this unique myocardial syndrome mimics acute myocardial infarction, and it has been considered to be a rare entity with a good prognosis. The literature on takotsubo cardiomyopathy is limited by selection bias and patient heterogeneity, but recent data suggest the syndrome is more prevalent, e.g., in critically ill, non-cardiac patients. Prompt diagnosis and aggressive therapy are essential for a rapid recovery. Clinicians should increase their awareness of this syndrome and more research should be carried out on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Authors:
Peter Riis Hansen
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0953-6205     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology P, Gentofte University Hospital, Niels Andersensvej 65, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark.
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