Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-10-06

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Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy as a recurrent disease with doubtful prognosis of recovery and heterogenic symptoms

Grzegorz Kubiak, Wojciech Jacheć, Damian Kawecki, Magdalena Traczewska, Grzegorz Irlik, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0095
Cardiol J 2012;19(5):521-523.

Abstract

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, known since 1990, is described as hypo/akinesis of apical heart segments with the hyperkinesis of the basis of the heart which mimics the shape of a traditional Japanese octopus trap. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 5: 521-523)

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