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Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences


Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A reversible cardiomyopathy Camouflage of Acute coronary syndrome


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Author Details: NS Neki, Neeraj Joshi, Gurminder Singh Multani, Gagandeep Singh Shergill, Rubal Sharma

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2348-7240

Print ISSN : 2348-7348

Article First Page : 5

Article End Page : 8


Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is an uncommon form of acute cardiomyopathy showing left ventricular apical ballooning. Its clinical characteristics resemble those of a myocardial infarct, while its imaging characteristics are critical on correctly characterizing and diagnosing the disease. It is a reversible cardiomyopathy, a rare variant that presents within a different patient profile and with its own hemodynamic considerations. Its recognition is important for prognostic, evaluation and treatment considerations.

Keywords:
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Apical ballooning