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North Clin Istanb. 2018 Aug 8;6(3):304-307. doi: 10.14744/nci.2018.65148. eCollection 2019.

Unusual combined cause of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Hyponatremia and seizure.

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1
Department of Cardiology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
2
Department of Cardiology, Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle and changes of electrocardiographic or cardiac markers, resembling an acute coronary syndrome. Although the etiology of TTC is still unknown, a wide variability in the psychological and physical triggers for TTC is present. In this article, we describe the case of 69-year-old female with a history of epilepsy and who presented in the emergency room with a new-onset generalized tonic-clonic seizure activity. After finding out that her biochemistry results indicated severe hyponatremia, a diagnosis of TTC was established through echocardiography and angiography.

KEYWORDS:

Apical ballooning syndrome; Takotsubo cardiomyopathy; hyponatremia; seizure

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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