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Takotsubo cardiopathy

Iván J Núñez-Gil, Hernán D Mejía-Rentería, Pedro Martínez-Losas
Takotsubo syndrome, apical ballooning or «broken heart» syndrome, is a growing diagnostic entity which clinically mimics an acute coronary syndrome. Included into the stress cardiomyopathy group of cardiopathies, this condition is characterized by the absence of potentially responsible coronary lesions, while displaying a transient abnormal ventricular motion, usually affecting various coronary territories. It is generally observed in postmenopausal women and frequently seen in the presence of a stressful situation, both physical and emotional...
March 4, 2016: Medicina Clínica
Angelica Vaccaro, Fabien Despas, Clement Delmas, Olivier Lairez, Elisabeth Lambert, Gavin Lambert, Marc Labrunee, Thibaut Guiraud, Murray Esler, Michel Galinier, Jean Michel Senard, Atul Pathak
BACKGROUND: The exact pathophysiology of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) remains unknown but a role for sympathetic hyperactivity has been suggested. Up to now, no direct evidence of sympathetic nerve hyperactivity has been established nor involvement of sympathetic baroreflex identified. The aim of our study was to determine, by direct sympathetic nerve activity (SNS) recording if sympathetic nervous system activity is increased and spontaneous baroreflex control of sympathetic activity reduced in patients with TTC...
2014: PloS One
V Marechal, G Loas, H Droulin
INTRODUCTION: Stress cardiopathy, also called "Tako Tsubo" is a cardiac pathology linked to an acute coronary syndrome with electrocardiographic signs and an increase in the level of cardiac enzymes, without any abnormality on coronarography. This syndrome is secondary to great physical or mental stress. Mortality and the risk of recurrence are low. However, there is no consensus for treatment or prevention. CASE REPORT: We report the case of 75-year-old woman presenting recurrent cardiogenic shocks...
October 2011: L'Encéphale
E Trebouet, D Lipp, J Dimet, L Orion, P Fradin
BACKGROUND: Stress-induced cardiomyopathy and ischemic cardiopathy have been described after natural disasters such as earthquakes. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: Count stress-induced cardiomyopathies and ischemic cardiopathies just after Xynthia tempest which damaged the Vendean coast on February2010, in order to study epidemiology. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Included patients were living in a tempest damaged village, and admitted in Vendee hospital just after or in the week following the tempest, and presenting a suspected acute coronary syndrome or stress-induced cardiomyopathy...
February 2011: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Alex Daniel Pacheco Bouthillier, Gerardo Maza Juárez, Rosa María Vargas Guzmán, Jaime Santiago Hernández, Eduardo Almeida Gutiérrez, Gabriela Borrayo Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome is a cardiopathy characterized by a dyskinesia or left ventricular apical ballooning and subsequent recovery of ventricular function. We undertook this study to present a case of Takotsubo syndrome. CLINICAL CASE: We present the case of a 60-year-old female with a 26-year history of systemic arterial hypertension treated with 40 mg of termisartan daily. She started with headache after an emotional event (witness to an aggression of her son) associated with elevation of blood pressure that was suddenly accompanied by intense oppressive chest pain and neurovegetative symptoms...
March 2010: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Giovanni Fazio, Filippo M Sarullo, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Evola, Monica Lunetta, Giuseppe Barbaro, Francesca Sconci, Salvatore Azzarelli, Yoshihiro Akashi, Francesco Fedele, Salvatore Novo
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was described for the first time in Japan in the 1990s. It is very similar to the ischemic cardiopathy both for clinical and instrumental characteristics. His peculiarity is an alteration of the ventricular contraction mechanism with hypo-akinesis of the apex and lateral segments of the left ventricle, associated with hyper-kinesis of the heart base which is responsible for the typical echocardiographic aspect of a cruet during the systole. However, the etiology of this cardiomyopathy is still unknown despite the fact that numerous hypothesis have been made...
April 2010: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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