Takotsubo cardiomyopathy after cesarean: a case report and published work review of pregnancy-related cases.

@article{Minatoguchi2014TakotsuboCA,
  title={Takotsubo cardiomyopathy after cesarean: a case report and published work review of pregnancy-related cases.},
  author={Miki Minatoguchi and Atsuo Itakura and Eiji Takagi and Manabu Nishibayashi and Mariko Kikuchi and Osamu Ishihara},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1534-9}
}
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) primarily affects postmenopausal women and is an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. We describe a rare case of post-partum TCM, and present a published work review of the cases of pregnancy-associated TCM. A 24-year-old Japanese woman pregnant with twins suffered from premature membrane rupture at 31 gestational weeks. Following emergency cesarean delivery, she complained of sudden dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed an… CONTINUE READING