Subacute stent thrombosis and stress-induced cardiomyopathy: trigger or consequence?


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.

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@article{Tota2013SubacuteST, title={Subacute stent thrombosis and stress-induced cardiomyopathy: trigger or consequence?}, author={Francesco Tota and Massimo Ruggiero and Marco Sassara and Nicola Locuratolo and Lucia Sublimi Saponetti and Giulia Frasso and Mariangela Carbone and Pietro Scicchitano and Francesca Cortese and Pasquale Caldarola and Marco Matteo Ciccone}, journal={American journal of cardiovascular disease}, year={2013}, volume={3 3}, pages={175-9} }