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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade.

Ter Bals E, Odekerken DA, Somsen GA - Neth Heart J (2014)

Bottom Line: We describe a 76-year-old patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade.Pericardial effusion in takotsubo cardiomyopthy is common but a cardiac tamponade is very rare.The use of anticoagulants may increase the risk of pericardial effusion and should be considered with care.

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Affiliation: Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, edske.terbals@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
We describe a 76-year-old patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion in takotsubo cardiomyopthy is common but a cardiac tamponade is very rare. The use of anticoagulants may increase the risk of pericardial effusion and should be considered with care.

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Fig1: ECG at presentation

Mentions: A 76-year-old female presented to the coronary care unit with chest pain and an ECG suggestive for an inferolateral myocardial infarction (Fig. 1). Her medical history consisted of hypertension, surgery to her back and macular degeneration. She had never smoked and had two brothers with coronary artery disease before the age of 60. This was the first time she had experienced chest pain. It started at the moment she was worrying about loss of eyesight due to macular degeneration.Fig. 1


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade.

Ter Bals E, Odekerken DA, Somsen GA - Neth Heart J (2014)

ECG at presentation
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Fig1: ECG at presentation
Mentions: A 76-year-old female presented to the coronary care unit with chest pain and an ECG suggestive for an inferolateral myocardial infarction (Fig. 1). Her medical history consisted of hypertension, surgery to her back and macular degeneration. She had never smoked and had two brothers with coronary artery disease before the age of 60. This was the first time she had experienced chest pain. It started at the moment she was worrying about loss of eyesight due to macular degeneration.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: We describe a 76-year-old patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade.Pericardial effusion in takotsubo cardiomyopthy is common but a cardiac tamponade is very rare.The use of anticoagulants may increase the risk of pericardial effusion and should be considered with care.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, edske.terbals@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
We describe a 76-year-old patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion in takotsubo cardiomyopthy is common but a cardiac tamponade is very rare. The use of anticoagulants may increase the risk of pericardial effusion and should be considered with care.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus