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J Postgrad Med. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_383_17. [Epub ahead of print]

Recurrent takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a postmenopausal Indian lady: Is there a pattern?

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1
Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a syndrome of acute left ventricular dysfunction with a clinical presentation often mimicking acute coronary syndrome. Without a high index of suspicion, this clinical entity often goes unrecognized. Although initially categorized as a benign completely reversible condition, it is no longer considered to be so. Recurrence of this condition, though rare, has been reported in a non-Indian population. We present a case of recurrent TTC in a postmenopausal Indian lady who had a similar clinical presentation both at the index event and at recurrence.

KEYWORDS:

Recurrent; Takotsubo cardiomyopathy; wall motion abnormality

PMID:
30117480
DOI:
10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_383_17
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