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Case report
Tako-tsubo syndrome without typical anamnesis

Andrzej Tomaszewski, Piotr Parcheta, Karolina Samolej-Parcheta, Andrzej Wysokiński
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(11):1252-1255.

open access

Vol 67, No 11 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-12-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A 77-year-old female in severe emotional distress was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with typical features of acute coronary syndrome, namely severe chest pain, high cardiac necrosis markers and ST-elevation in ECG. Due to the lack of significant changes in coronary arteries in coronary angiography the contractile function of the heart muscle was assesed in echocardiographic examination. That allowed to diagnose tako-tsubo cardiomiopathy. This condition is commonly triggered by stress. This case report puts emphasis on anamnesis, which is often underestimated when diagnosing tako-tsubo syndrome.

Abstract

A 77-year-old female in severe emotional distress was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with typical features of acute coronary syndrome, namely severe chest pain, high cardiac necrosis markers and ST-elevation in ECG. Due to the lack of significant changes in coronary arteries in coronary angiography the contractile function of the heart muscle was assesed in echocardiographic examination. That allowed to diagnose tako-tsubo cardiomiopathy. This condition is commonly triggered by stress. This case report puts emphasis on anamnesis, which is often underestimated when diagnosing tako-tsubo syndrome.
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Keywords

tako-tsubo; stress cardiomyopathy; negative anamnesis; acute coronary syndrome; echocardiography

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Title

Case report
Tako-tsubo syndrome without typical anamnesis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 11 (2009)

Pages

1252-1255

Published online

2009-12-07

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(11):1252-1255.

Keywords

tako-tsubo
stress cardiomyopathy
negative anamnesis
acute coronary syndrome
echocardiography

Authors

Andrzej Tomaszewski
Piotr Parcheta
Karolina Samolej-Parcheta
Andrzej Wysokiński

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