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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30853493/severe-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-following-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-case-series
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Camila Maestas, Mohamad Lazkani, Michael Sultan, Geetha Kolli, Maheen Sheikh, Madhavgopal Cherukuri
INTRODUCTION: Acute decompensated heart failure is a known complication following orthotopic liver transplant. Among those, there are some cases of takostubo type cardiomyopathy (TC), commonly referred to as "broken heart syndrome". While the exact mechanism of TC is unknown, it frequently proceeds a physical or emotional stressor. Here we present a series of seven cases of TC following orthotopic liver transplant. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on 454 patients were identified as having post-operative cardiac dysfunction in the setting of orthotopic liver transplantation...
March 7, 2019: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/24101111/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-real-life-management-in-the-intensive-coronary-care-unit
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A Pullara, A Chinaglia, M Giammaria, F Bequaraj, F Orlando, L Coda, M T Lucciola, D Forno, L Ravera, E Cecchi, F Gaita, R Belli
AIM: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a cardiac syndrome characterized by reversible left ventricular dysfunction, ischemic changes on electrocardiogram, elevation of cardiac biomarkers, absence of obstructive coronary artery disease in the setting of various stressing conditions. To date, little is known on best clinical management of this syndrome in coronary care units. Whe thus aimed to present our experience in a real life takotsubo population. METHODS: We identified all patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy at our center Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, between October 2006 and February 2012...
October 2013: Minerva Medica
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