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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-117

A rare case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: The masquerader


Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Agam Bansal
Room No. 213, Boys Hostel, AIIMS, Bhopal - 462 020, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/JCPC.JCPC_6_18

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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.


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