Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a unique cardiomyopathy with variable ventricular morphology.

@article{Hurst2010TakotsuboCA,
  title={Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a unique cardiomyopathy with variable ventricular morphology.},
  author={R. Todd Hurst and Abhiram Prasad and John Wells Askew and Partho P. Sengupta and A Jamil Tajik},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={641-9}
}
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. It is characterized by normal (or near-normal) coronary arteries, regional wall motion abnormalities that extend beyond a single coronary vascular bed, and often, a precipitating stressor. Variants of the classical left ventricular apical ballooning, including mid- or basal left ventricular wall motion abnormalities, are increasingly recognized. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is not rare, and heightened… CONTINUE READING
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