Thursday, May 01, 2008

Takotsubo cardiomypoathy: mechanisms and pathophysiology

There has been a recent explosion of literature on this underappreciated entity. Here’s another review from Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine.

What’s the practical importance of recognizing this syndrome? Patients, despite appearing to present with myocardial infarction and horrible ventricular function, are not doomed. Recovery of normal ventricular function is the rule provided they get appropriate supportive care.

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