February 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 65-year-old woman, with no significant medical history, who was brought to the emergency department because of a sudden onset of substernal chest pressure. After a series of tests the woman was diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. To mechanically support the left ventricle, an intra-aortic balloon pump was placed.


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