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Vol 23, No 3 (2016)
Letter to the Editor
Published online: 2016-06-30
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A broken heart in a broken car

Susanne Anna Schlossbauer, Jelena-Rima Ghadri, Victoria Lucia Cammann, Willibald Maier, Thomas F. Lüscher, Christian Templin
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2016.0034
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Pubmed: 27377800
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Cardiol J 2016;23(3):352-354.

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Vol 23, No 3 (2016)
Letters to the Editors
Published online: 2016-06-30

Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is still a relatively understudied and often undetected disease. It is usually preceded by emotional or physical triggers. We here report a case of TTS following a car accident. Typical apical ballooning with moderate reduction of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and increased level of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as well as slightly increased creatine kinase and troponin T values were found in this 76-year-old female patient, 6 h after a car accident. At 10 weeks follow-up, we observed a normalization of regional wall motion, LVEF, electrocardiogram and pro-BNP. TTS is an acute heart failure syndrome and an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome.

Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is still a relatively understudied and often undetected disease. It is usually preceded by emotional or physical triggers. We here report a case of TTS following a car accident. Typical apical ballooning with moderate reduction of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and increased level of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as well as slightly increased creatine kinase and troponin T values were found in this 76-year-old female patient, 6 h after a car accident. At 10 weeks follow-up, we observed a normalization of regional wall motion, LVEF, electrocardiogram and pro-BNP. TTS is an acute heart failure syndrome and an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome.

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Keywords

takotsubo syndrome, broken heart syndrome, apical ballooning

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Title

A broken heart in a broken car

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 23, No 3 (2016)

Article type

Letter to the Editor

Pages

352-354

Published online

2016-06-30

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2016.0034

Pubmed

27377800

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2016;23(3):352-354.

Keywords

takotsubo syndrome
broken heart syndrome
apical ballooning

Authors

Susanne Anna Schlossbauer
Jelena-Rima Ghadri
Victoria Lucia Cammann
Willibald Maier
Thomas F. Lüscher
Christian Templin

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