The "Broken Heart Syndrome": Understanding Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Derrick, Dawn
February 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
The article provides information about the broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This condition refers a spontaneously reversible form of cardiomyopathy that is often induced by emotional or physical stress. Signs and symptoms of takotsubo cardiomyopathy include chest pain, dyspnea, electrocardiographic changes, and elevated levels of cardiac biomarkers.


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