Meta-analysis of clinical correlates of acute mortality in takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

@article{Singh2014MetaanalysisOC,
  title={Meta-analysis of clinical correlates of acute mortality in takotsubo cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Kuljit Singh and Kristin Veronica Carson and Ranjit Shah and Gagandeep Sawhney and Balwinder Singh and Ajay A. Parsaik and Harel Gilutz and Zafar Ahmad Usmani and John David Horowitz},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 8},
  pages={1420-8}
}
The incidence and clinical correlates of acute in-hospital mortality of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) are not clear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to consolidate the current evidence on acute mortality in TTC. We then assessed the impact of "secondary" TTC, male gender, advancing age, and catecholamine use on mortality. A comprehensive search of 4 major databases (EMBASE, Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, and Google Scholar) was performed from their inception to the first week of July… CONTINUE READING

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