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Vol 13, No 3 (2018)
Cardiac Surgery
Published online: 2018-07-15
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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a child — case report

Beata Kutek, Jacek Kusa
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2018.0051
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Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(3):264-268.

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Vol 13, No 3 (2018)
Cardiac Surgery
Published online: 2018-07-15

Abstract

A case of a 14-year-old boy admitted to a paediatric cardiology ward with symptoms of an acute coronary syndrome is
presented. Diagnostics indicated takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The symptoms occurred after the chest injury that had
happened during a sports event (the patient trains taekwondo intensively). The boy was under extreme stress related to
competition. Computed angiotomography ruled out coronary pathologies, while echocardiography showed typical signs
of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. During hospitalisation, the patient’s general condition got better fast, with the left ventricle
geometry becoming normalised and cardiac contractility improving. No descriptions of takotsubo cardiomyopathy
have been found in peadiatric population in Polish literature.

Abstract

A case of a 14-year-old boy admitted to a paediatric cardiology ward with symptoms of an acute coronary syndrome is
presented. Diagnostics indicated takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The symptoms occurred after the chest injury that had
happened during a sports event (the patient trains taekwondo intensively). The boy was under extreme stress related to
competition. Computed angiotomography ruled out coronary pathologies, while echocardiography showed typical signs
of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. During hospitalisation, the patient’s general condition got better fast, with the left ventricle
geometry becoming normalised and cardiac contractility improving. No descriptions of takotsubo cardiomyopathy
have been found in peadiatric population in Polish literature.

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Keywords

takotsubo cardiomyopathy, acute coronary syndrome, catecholamines

About this article
Title

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a child — case report

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 13, No 3 (2018)

Pages

264-268

Published online

2018-07-15

DOI

10.5603/FC.2018.0051

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(3):264-268.

Keywords

takotsubo cardiomyopathy
acute coronary syndrome
catecholamines

Authors

Beata Kutek
Jacek Kusa

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