Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Nurse's Guide

Griffin, Scott; Logue, Barbara
October 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2009, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p32
Academic Journal
The article presents information on takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It defines takotsubo cardiomyopathy as a reversible left ventricular dysfunction activated by a sudden stress with no history of coronary artery disease. Its signs and symptoms are chest pain, increased troponin levels, and elevation of the ST-segment elevation in the electrocardiograph. It cites a 55-year old woman treated with same case in which consequences can be severe or fatal if not diagnosed and treated early.


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