Peri-Operative Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Series

@inproceedings{Cerny2015PeriOperativeTC,
  title={Peri-Operative Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Series},
  author={Jeff Cerny and Spencer S Kee and Farzin Goravanchi and Elizabeth Rebello and Alicia M Kowalski and Thomas Kowalski},
  year={2015}
}
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TC) is a reversible, stress-induced, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy associated with temporary weakness of the myocardium and midventricular or apical ballooning [1,2]. Angina, ST abnormalities, elevated troponins, ventricular asynergy, CHF, and decreased EF are all components of TC. The unique finding is that they occur on the absence of CAD [3]. In this case series with IRB approval we report three cases of post-operative cardiac symptoms that all resulted in a diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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