Broken heart syndrome: tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

Latib, Azeem; Ielasi, Alfonso; Montorfano, Matteo; Colombo, Antonio
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/12/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p1033
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 75-year-old hypertensive woman who was admitted to the hospital because of epigastric pain. The patient has a family history of coronary heart disease and episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Her electrocardiogram reveals severe systolic dysfunction of the apical and middle segments and preserved contraction of the basal segments.


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