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Cardiology Investigation
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Diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Monika Budnik, Gabriela Parol
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0010
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(1):58-64.

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Vol 10, No 1 (2015)
Cardiology Investigation
Published online: 2015-03-02

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a relatively recently described disease which mimics acute coronary syndrome. It occurs in 1–3% of patients admitted to the hospital with a suspected myocardial infarction. The aetiology remains unknown. Patients with TCM have generally a good prognosis, with a rapid improvement of left ventricle systolic function within a few days or weeks. However, the complications sometimes occur and can even lead to death. It is important to distinguish from myocardial infarction on the early stage because despite similar symptoms the treatment and prognosis are different. Therefore, many researchers are trying to create the criteria to distinguish between these two diseases on symptoms onset.

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a relatively recently described disease which mimics acute coronary syndrome. It occurs in 1–3% of patients admitted to the hospital with a suspected myocardial infarction. The aetiology remains unknown. Patients with TCM have generally a good prognosis, with a rapid improvement of left ventricle systolic function within a few days or weeks. However, the complications sometimes occur and can even lead to death. It is important to distinguish from myocardial infarction on the early stage because despite similar symptoms the treatment and prognosis are different. Therefore, many researchers are trying to create the criteria to distinguish between these two diseases on symptoms onset.

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takotsubo, apical ballooning syndrome, stress-induced cardiomyopathy

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Title

Diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

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Vol 10, No 1 (2015)

Pages

58-64

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0010

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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(1):58-64.

Keywords

takotsubo
apical ballooning syndrome
stress-induced cardiomyopathy

Authors

Monika Budnik
Gabriela Parol

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