Review > Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Risk - stress, also called stress cardiomyopathy.
Symptoms - chest pain
EKG - ST elevation in anterior leads, deep T wave inversions, q waves, prolonged QT.
Labs - mildly elevated troponin.
Echocardiogram - decreased LV ejection fraction, left ventricular apical ballooning, akinesis, dyskinesis, basal hyperkinesis.
Coronary Angiography - no obstruction.
Treatment - supportive, consider beta-blockers. Recover 4 weeks to 3 months.
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Further Reading - Harrisons Manual of Medicine, 18th Edition