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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-125

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Lessons learned


Department of Cardiology, Sengupta Hospital and Research Institute, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shantanu Sengupta
Sengupta Hospital and Research Institute, Ravinagar Square, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_56_17

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy presents as acute heart failure and mimics acute coronary syndrome. It is characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of occlusive coronary disease. Prognosis is generally good with complete recovery of the left ventricle in several weeks. The etiology is unknown and therapy just symptomatic. Death has been described but is rare. This present review gives insights of this important clinical entity.


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