Overtures to takotsubo's cardiomyopathy.

  title={Overtures to takotsubo's cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Firas A Ghanem and George S. Abela},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  volume={34 11},
Takotsubo’s cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a condition with characteristic left ventricular wall motion abnormalities that occurs in the absence of critical atherosclerosis by coronary angiography. The term takotsubo is a fishing pot with a rounded bottom and a narrow neck used for trapping octopus in Japan and resembles the left ventricular appearance in systole observed in the common form of the disease.1 Typical akinesia/dyskinesia involves both the mid and apical portions of the left ventricle (LV… CONTINUE READING


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