A case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy mimicking an acute coronary syndrome

Mark D. Metzl, Erik J. Altman, Daniel M. Spevack, Sanjay Doddamani, Mark I. Travin, Robert J. Ostfeld

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Background: A 71-year-old woman presented with severe chest pain after an episode of acute emotional distress. Her serum levels of cardiac enzymes were slightly elevated and electrocardiography revealed anterior ST-segment elevations. Significant coronary stenoses were excluded. A left ventriculogram revealed apical ballooning and a hypercontractile basal segment. Investigations: Serum cardiac enzyme measurements, echocardiography, coronary angiography and left ventriculography. Diagnosis: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy Management: Treatment with β-blockers, aspirin, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, and intravenous diuretics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalNature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • Basal hyperkinesis
  • Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome
  • Myocardial stunning
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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