Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115--117

A rare case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: The masquerader

Gaurav Khandelwal, Agam Bansal 
 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of transient systolic dysfunction that masquerades myocardial infarction clinically. We report a case of a 57-year-old female with a normal cardiac profile who underwent an abdominal surgery. However, immediately after the operation, she developed chest pain and dyspnea, ST-segment elevation and QRS complex widening on electrocardiography, and increased left ventricle diastolic diameter, apical ballooning, and decreased ejection fraction on two-dimensional echocardiography. However, coronary angiography was normal. Based on these findings, she was diagnosed with TCM. She was started on diuretics and beta-blocker, and her heart function returned to normal within 2 weeks. Possibility of TCM should be kept in mind when acute coronary syndrome like manifestation is immediately preceded by a stress episode, like in this case.

How to cite this article:
Khandelwal G, Bansal A. A rare case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: The masquerader.J Clin Prev Cardiol 2018;7:115-117

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Khandelwal G, Bansal A. A rare case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: The masquerader. J Clin Prev Cardiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Mar 30 ];7:115-117
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