Global microcirculatory impairment in Takotsubo syndrome: is it present at the onset of illness, or it develops later?
- John E. Madias
- The International Journal of Cardiovascular…
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a unique syndrome, characterized by transient left ventricular (LV) apical ballooning without significant coronary arteries stenosis, affecting mainly menopausal women. We present the case of a 70 year old woman with subacute stent thrombosis (ST) at the level of the right coronary artery and transient apical ballooning with normal flow of left and circumflex coronary arteries. TCM is frequently associated with emotional stress, but to date no case of ST triggering TCM have been reported.