Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Subsequent Seizures Induced by Flexible Bronchoscopy.

  title={Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Subsequent Seizures Induced by Flexible Bronchoscopy.},
  author={Shion Miyoshi and Yuichiro Takeda and Shoki Ro and Haruna Masaki and Masayuki Hojo and Haruhito Sugiyama},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={60 9},
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a transient left-ventricular dysfunction that typically occurs in elderly women due to emotional or physical stress. An 85-y-old woman underwent flexible bronchoscopy to evaluate her malignant lymphoma. After flexible bronchoscopy, she experienced takotsubo cardiomyopathy diagnosed by left ventriculography and subsequent generalized tonic-clonic seizure diagnosed by electroencephalography. Magnetic resonance imaging of her brain after 1 d showed post-convulsive… CONTINUE READING
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