5,415 results match your criteria Cardiomyopathy Takotsubo


Perioperative outcomes of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma surgery preceded by Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy.

Surgery 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Digestive, Hepato-biliary and Endocrine Surgery, Referral Center for Rare Adrenal Diseases, Cochin Hospital, APHP, Paris, France; Department of Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation, AP-HP Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France; Department of General, Visceral, and Endocrine Surgery, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France; Sorbonne University, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas can induce severe cardiovascular manifestations such as Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy. What the perioperative outcomes are of patients presenting with pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas preceded by Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy remains an unresolved question.

Methods: From 2006 to 2019, all patients who underwent surgery for pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas preceded by Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy were included from 3 high-volume centers, with specific attention to perioperative hemodynamic instability and postoperative outcomes. Read More

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Characterization of critically ill patients with septic shock and sepsis-associated cardiomyopathy using cardiovascular MRI.

ESC Heart Fail 2022 May 19. Epub 2022 May 19.

Working Group on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Experimental and Clinical Research Center - a joint cooperation between the Charité Medical Faculty and the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine; and HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch, Department of Cardiology and Nephrology, DZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research) partner site, Berlin, Germany.

Aims: Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy is a major complication of septic shock and contributes to its high mortality. This pilot study investigated myocardial tissue differentiation in critically ill, sedated, and ventilated patients with septic shock using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR).

Methods And Results: Fifteen patients with septic shock were prospectively recruited from the intensive care unit. Read More

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[Inverted Takotsubo Syndrome due to Severe Scorpion Envenomation: Report of one Case].

Med Trop Sante Int 2021 Mar 26;1(1). Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Département de soins intensifs, Hôpital universitaire Habib Bourguiba, 3029, Sfax, Tunisie.

Scorpion envenomation (SE) is common in tropical and subtropical regions. Cardio-respiratory manifestations, mainly cardiogenic shock and pulmonary oedema are the leading causes of death after scorpion envenomation. Cardiac failure can be due to massive release of catecholamines, myocardial damage induced by the venom or myocardial ischemia. Read More

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Pheochromocytoma-Induced Cardiogenic Shock.

Acta Chir Belg 2022 May 18:1-5. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Abdominal Surgery, Grand Hôpital de Charleroi, Gilly, Belgium.

Background: Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumor of neuroendocrine origin. It has a prevalence of <1% in adults with hypertension. In some cases, hypertension is associated with the classical triad of headache, sweating, and tachycardia. Read More

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Role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in troponinemia syndromes.

World J Cardiol 2022 Apr;14(4):190-205

Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool 2170, NSW, Australia.

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an evolving technology, proving to be a highly accurate tool for quantitative assessment. Most recently, it has been increasingly used in the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of conditions involving an elevation in troponin or troponinemia. Although an elevation in troponin is a nonspecific marker of myocardial tissue damage, it is a frequently ordered investigation leaving many patients without a specific diagnosis. Read More

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Buprenorphine withdrawal induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy: A series of unfortunate events.

J Cardiol Cases 2022 May 4;25(5):316-318. Epub 2022 Jan 4.

1st Department of Cardiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Hippocratio" General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

This case report describes a 64-year-old female with history of previous intravenous drug abuse on opioid substitution treatment with buprenorphine, who presented to the emergency department with angina and electrocardiographic findings suggestive of acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiography and left ventriculography were indicative of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, probably attributed to abrupt discontinuation of buprenorphine. Opioid withdrawal leads to sympathetic hyperactivity and increased catecholamine release, which in our case triggered takotsubo cardiomyopathy presentation. Read More

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A case of torsades de pointes due to takotsubo cardiomyopathy after common atrial flutter ablation.

J Cardiol Cases 2022 May 25;25(5):275-278. Epub 2021 Nov 25.

Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Department of Cardiology, 2-1 Kuratsuki Higashi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient acute cardiac disorder often associated with QT prolongation, but this rarely leads to torsades de pointes (TdP). Additionally, it is a rare complication of catheter ablation. Here we report a case of TCM that developed after catheter ablation for common atrial flutter, which led to TdP. Read More

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Psilocybin-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 May 17;15(5). Epub 2022 May 17.

Emergency Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK

We present a case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy following recreational ingestion of (known as 'magic mushrooms'). The patient presented with respiratory distress and pulmonary oedema responding to standard medical measures. Investigations included: echocardiogram, cardiac MRI and angiogram. Read More

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy as an overlooked cause of cardiac arrest in a patient undergoing ureteral stenting: a case report and literature review.

J Int Med Res 2022 May;50(5):3000605221099255

Department of Anesthesiology, 117872Hebei General Hospital, Hebei General Hospital, Shijiazhuang, 050051, China.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a rare disease with unclear etiology that is characterized by wall motion abnormalities of the left ventricle. We report a 64-year-old woman who presented with cardiac arrest 6 hours after ureteral stenting, with no history of heart disease. Notably, she had a urinary tract infection preoperatively. Read More

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Peripheral Thromboembolism Formation in a Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

Cureus 2022 Apr 12;14(4):e24087. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Internal Medicine, AdventHealth Ocala, Ocala, USA.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a reversible cardiac disorder of the elderly commonly seen in postmenopausal women. TC can present similar to acute coronary syndrome with chest pain and dyspnea; however, there is no coronary artery occlusion. Patients with TC classically show ventricular apical ballooning and hypokinesis on echocardiogram. Read More

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Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Takotsubo Syndrome in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

Int Heart J 2022 May 14. Epub 2022 May 14.

Department of Medicine and Cardiology, Chikamori Hospital.

Although takotsubo syndrome (TTS) has been reported in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), its incidence and relation to the severity of SAH are unknown.Of 319 consecutive patients with aneurysmal SAH, 245 patients who underwent both the ECG and echocardiography were analyzed.The incidence of TTS was 6. Read More

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Pilot Study on Acute Effects of Pharmacological Intraperitoneal L-Homoarginine on Homeostasis of Lysine and Other Amino Acids in a Rat Model of Isoprenaline-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

Int J Mol Sci 2022 Apr 25;23(9). Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden.

L-Arginine:glycine amidinotransferase (AGAT) catalyzes the formation of L-homoarginine (hArg) and L-ornithine (Orn) from L-arginine (Arg) and L-lysine (Lys): Arg + Lys ↔ hArg + Orn; equilibrium constant . AGAT also catalyzes the formation of guanidinoacetate (GAA) and Orn from Arg and glycine (Gly): Arg + Gly ↔ GAA + Orn; equilibrium constant . In humans, pharmacological hArg is metabolized to Lys. Read More

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in the setting of thyroid storm.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 May 12;15(5). Epub 2022 May 12.

Cardiology, Northern Hospital Epping, Epping, Victoria, Australia.

A woman in her 50s with a background of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease secondary to smoking presented with intermittent chest tightness, dyspnoea and vomiting for 4 days. A presumed diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was made based on dynamic ischaemic ECG changes and elevation in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels. She underwent emergent coronary angiography which demonstrated mild coronary artery disease with left ventriculography suggestive of mid-wall variant Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Read More

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Successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatment of catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy-associated pheochromocytoma.

Acute Crit Care 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Regional Cardiovascular Disease Center, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.

The main mechanism of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is catecholamine-induced acute myocardial stunning. Pheochromocytoma, a catecholamine-secreting tumor, can cause several cardiovascular complications, including hypertensive crisis, myocardial infarction, toxic myocarditis, and TCM. A 29-year-old woman presented to our hospital with general weakness, vomiting, dyspnea, and chest pain. Read More

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Manifestations and Mechanism of SARS-CoV2 Mediated Cardiac Injury.

Int J Biol Sci 2022 28;18(7):2703-2713. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a global pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) had resulted in considerable morbidity and mortality. COVID-19 primarily posed a threat to the respiratory system and violated many different organs, including the heart, kidney, liver, and blood vessels with the development of the disease. Severe patients were often accompanied by cardiac injury, and once the heart gets damaged, the mortality of patients will significantly increase. Read More

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Independent risk factors for thromboembolic events in high-risk patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Curr Probl Cardiol 2022 May 7:101242. Epub 2022 May 7.

Heart and Vascular Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characteristically associated with left ventricular apical ballooning and regional wall motion abnormalities that predispose to the formation of left ventricular (LV) thrombi and subsequent thromboembolic events (VTE). There is limited data about the risk factors of developing stroke in the absence of LV thrombi in patients with TCM.

Objective: Identify risk factors that predispose patients with TCM to develop VTE and stroke METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of stress induced or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy at a large tertiary care center from 2005 to 2019. Read More

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Opposing forces of cardiogenic shock: left ventricular outflow obstruction, severe mitral regurgitation, and left ventricular dysfunction in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

ESC Heart Fail 2022 May 6. Epub 2022 May 6.

Heart and Vascular Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA.

Rates of stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy have increased during the coronavirus pandemic due to social stressors, even in patients who are not infected with the virus. At times, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) may present as cardiogenic shock. Herein, we present a case during the pandemic of shock from TC secondary to left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO), mitral regurgitation (MR), and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Read More

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following a simple partial seizure.

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2022 2;35(3):371-373. Epub 2022 Feb 2.

Faculty of Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

A 67-year-old woman presented to the emergency department for a simple partial seizure of her left upper and lower limbs that lasted for 1 hour and ultimately resolved before her presentation. She had no history of coronary artery disease, and her neurological exam was normal. Five hours later, she complained of chest pain. Read More

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February 2022

Dimethyl Fumarate-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Patient With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Cureus 2022 Apr 3;14(4):e23789. Epub 2022 Apr 3.

Neurology, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, USA.

Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an approved oral pharmacologic agent used in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Although commonly used in clinical practice, its mechanism of action remains largely unknown. Some frequent side effects associated with this drug are angioedema, hepatic injury, flushing, herpes zoster infection, and abdominal pain among others. Read More

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Acute spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma presenting with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a rare case report and literature review.

EFORT Open Rev 2022 May 5;7(5):312-317. Epub 2022 May 5.

Department of Orthopedic, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province affiliated to Wenzhou Medical University, Taizhou, Zhejiang, China.

Spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) is a rare and dangerous intraspinal hematoma that usually occurs in the thoracic vertebra. The influence of early cardiovascular changes secondary to spinal cord injury is an important emergent issue. Herein, we report a case of a middle-aged woman with clinical manifestations of back pain and motion and sensory disturbances below the level of spinal cord compression. Read More

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Some Psychological, Gastrointestinal and Cardiovascular Consequences of Earthquakes.

Psychiatr Danub 2021 Spring-Summer;33(Suppl 4):1248-1253

School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.

In the last 40 years there has been a 6-fold increase in the number of earthquakes worldwide. Devastating earthquakes, 5.5 and 6. Read More

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From Takotsubo to Yamaguchi.

Cureus 2022 Mar 28;14(3):e23561. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Cardiology, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, USA.

Our patient was a 56-year-old Caucasian female who had 34 emergency department visits to our center with recurrent chest pain, of which eleven were of cardiac etiology, involving cardiac causes over the period of seven years. Her chest pain was diagnosed as atypical during her previous visits. Chest CT revealed "ace-of-spades" in the cardiac transverse section. Read More

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Takotsubo Syndrome from COVID-19 Infection.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Electronic address:

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β-blockers and outcomes of Takotsubo syndrome: need more clinical data.

Heart 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a child with single-ventricle disease.

Cardiol Young 2022 Apr 28:1-3. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Cardiology, Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a disease that causes transient contractile abnormalities mainly in the left ventricular apex, is rarely reported in children, especially in those with single-ventricle disease. A 4-year-old boy with a single right ventricle was transferred to our hospital following a severe seizure and was diagnosed with takotsubo cardiomyopathy by echocardiography. His cardiac function improved; however, he developed hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Read More

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Lenvatinib Therapy for Advanced Thyroid Cancer: Real-Life Data on Safety, Efficacy, and Some Rare Side Effects.

J Endocr Soc 2022 Jun 23;6(6):bvac048. Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC H2X0C1, Canada.

Context: The SELECT trial led to the approval of lenvatinib for the treatment of advanced radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTCs) but also revealed an important adverse event (AE) profile which may limit its use in clinical practice.

Objective: We aim to describe the efficacy and toxicity profiles of lenvatinib in real life.

Methods: We included all patients who received lenvatinib for an advanced DTC at our institution, enrolling 27 patients. Read More

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Status Epilepticus Related Takotsubo Syndrome - A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2022 Dec;31(4):179-185

Stroke Center and Department of Neurology.

Purpose: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized angiographically by transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction sparing the basal segments of the left ventricle and absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Epileptic seizures as triggering events for TTS are uncommon, having only been described in approximately 100 previous cases Case report: A 64-year-old woman with a history of recent stroke-related seizures was admitted for an acute onset of right hemiparesis with dull response. Neurological examination revealed a forced deviation of the eyeballs to the left side and quadriplegia. Read More

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December 2022

The value of multimodality imaging in the management of Takotsubo syndrome: A case study.

Hellenic J Cardiol 2022 Apr 19. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. Electronic address:

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A Fatal Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Refractory Hypoglycemia in Severe Starvation: An Autopsy Case Report.

Cureus 2022 Mar 18;14(3):e23287. Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Center, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, JPN.

A 56-year-old, severely malnourished man presented with loss of consciousness due to hypoglycemia. Echocardiography revealed left ventricular apical ballooning, indicating takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Although his caloric intake was gradually increased to avoid refeeding syndrome, hypoglycemia was refractory, and repetitive glucose administration was required. Read More

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