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Vol 14, No 6 (2007)
Case Reports
Published online: 2007-10-10
Submitted: 2013-01-14
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Integral role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnostic workup of suspected takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Avoiding misdiagnosis

Somsupha Kanjanauthai, Karthik Ananthasubramaniam
Cardiol J 2007;14(6):592-594.

open access

Vol 14, No 6 (2007)
Case Reports
Published online: 2007-10-10
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC), or stress cardiomyopathy, is an increasingly recognized acute but reversible myopathic process affecting the ventricle. Although specific criteria have been published to diagnose this entity, traditionally, coronary angiography has been used to exclude coronary artery disease in this condition. We present a case initially suspected to be TC based on clinical and angiographic data. However, cardiovascular magnetic resonance with delayed enhancement imaging with gadolinium identified occult coronary artery disease and refuted the original diagnosis of TC. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance should be an integral part of the diagnostic workup of suspected Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 592-594).

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC), or stress cardiomyopathy, is an increasingly recognized acute but reversible myopathic process affecting the ventricle. Although specific criteria have been published to diagnose this entity, traditionally, coronary angiography has been used to exclude coronary artery disease in this condition. We present a case initially suspected to be TC based on clinical and angiographic data. However, cardiovascular magnetic resonance with delayed enhancement imaging with gadolinium identified occult coronary artery disease and refuted the original diagnosis of TC. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance should be an integral part of the diagnostic workup of suspected Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 592-594).
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Keywords

takotsubo cardiomyopathy; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

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Title

Integral role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnostic workup of suspected takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Avoiding misdiagnosis

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 14, No 6 (2007)

Pages

592-594

Published online

2007-10-10

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2007;14(6):592-594.

Keywords

takotsubo cardiomyopathy
cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Authors

Somsupha Kanjanauthai
Karthik Ananthasubramaniam

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