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Case report
Tako-tsubo syndrome – a form of acute coronary syndrome or completely different clinical entity – a case report

Konrad Masiarek, Włodzimierz Grabowicz, Marcin Makowski, Karolina Frynas, Natalia Szyłło, Jakub Jończyk, Andrzej Lubiński
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):66-71.

open access

Vol 68, No 1 (2010)
Other
Published online: 2010-02-03
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a temporary left ventricular dysfunction characterised by acute retrosternal rest pain, ST – segment elevation, slight elevation of cardiac necrosis markers, preferential apical akinesia or hypokinesia with basal hypercontractility in echocardiography. Its clinical picure mimics an acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography reveals normal coronary arteries. The characteristic symptoms occur after emotional or physical strain. We report a case of woman admitted to the hospital who presented with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome with ST – segment elevation. Patient clinical presentation and tests results led to a diagnosis of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy.

Abstract

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a temporary left ventricular dysfunction characterised by acute retrosternal rest pain, ST – segment elevation, slight elevation of cardiac necrosis markers, preferential apical akinesia or hypokinesia with basal hypercontractility in echocardiography. Its clinical picure mimics an acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography reveals normal coronary arteries. The characteristic symptoms occur after emotional or physical strain. We report a case of woman admitted to the hospital who presented with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome with ST – segment elevation. Patient clinical presentation and tests results led to a diagnosis of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy.
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Keywords

tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy; stress-induced cardiomyopathy

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Title

Case report
Tako-tsubo syndrome – a form of acute coronary syndrome or completely different clinical entity – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 1 (2010)

Pages

66-71

Published online

2010-02-03

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):66-71.

Keywords

tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy
stress-induced cardiomyopathy

Authors

Konrad Masiarek
Włodzimierz Grabowicz
Marcin Makowski
Karolina Frynas
Natalia Szyłło
Jakub Jończyk
Andrzej Lubiński

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