Irene Giannini

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is characterized by an acute transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction mimicking acute coronary syndrome (ACS) without significant coronary stenosis. The aim of this study was to examine the electrocardiographic repolarization patterns of TC and ACS and to compare them from hospital admission to hospital discharge.(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Low voltage QRS complexes (LQRSV) and amplitude attenuation of QRS voltage (AAQRS) have been described in takotsubo (TC) patients, and postulated as valuable pre-angiographic markers. The aim of this observational study is to evaluate potential diagnostic and prognostic features of QRS amplitude in TC and acute coronary syndrome (ACS)(More)
INTRODUCTION Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an acquired cardiomyopathy affecting mostly postmenopausal women mimicking an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). TC clinical presentation involves chest pain, elevated cardiac enzymes, wall motion abnormalities and electrocardiographic changes, all of which share striking similarities to ACS. Areas covered:(More)
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