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Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Sep 14;171(38):2716-7.

[Recurrent case of Takotsubo syndrome].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Kardiologisk Afsnit, Køge Sygehus, DK-4600 Køge.


We report the first case in Denmark of a woman with three episodes of transient myocardial injury (Takotsubo or stress cardiomyopathy). The condition, which mimicks acute myocardial infarction with chest pain, electrocardiographic changes and slightly elevated coronary enzymes has been explained by exaggerated sympathetic activity in the apical region of the left ventricle during emotional or physical stress causing apical ballooning. Despite this, coronary arteries are usually normal and ballooning is reversible.

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