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Published online: 2015-10-28
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Other faces of acute coronary syndromes — takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Aleksandra Ewa Jarecka, Elżbieta Borowiecka
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0068
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):370-373.

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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-10-28

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomiopathy is a rare, very interesting disease which aetiology stays unclear. It manifests with a typical stenocardia associated with a chronic and acute stress. It affects most commonly white female in a perimenopausal age. Diagnosis is based on a quite fast disappearing typical changes showed in electrocardiography and echocardiography associated with a normal view of coronary arteries in angiography. Prognosis is usually successful.

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomiopathy is a rare, very interesting disease which aetiology stays unclear. It manifests with a typical stenocardia associated with a chronic and acute stress. It affects most commonly white female in a perimenopausal age. Diagnosis is based on a quite fast disappearing typical changes showed in electrocardiography and echocardiography associated with a normal view of coronary arteries in angiography. Prognosis is usually successful.

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Keywords

cardiomiopathy, takotsubo, stress

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Title

Other faces of acute coronary syndromes — takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2015)

Pages

370-373

Published online

2015-10-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0068

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):370-373.

Keywords

cardiomiopathy
takotsubo
stress

Authors

Aleksandra Ewa Jarecka
Elżbieta Borowiecka

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