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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

Author(s): Merchant, Emily E | Johnson, Sara W | Nguyen, Phu | Kang, Christopher | Mallon, William K

Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1936-900X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 104;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: takotsubo cardiomyopathy | broken heart syndrome | stress-induced cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is an unusual form of acute cardiomyopathy showing left ventricular apical ballooning. It is often triggered by intense physical or emotional distress. We report here four cases of TCM and a review of the literature on the topic.
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