ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Management of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy before non-cardiac surgery: A case report
Tayfun Gürol1
1Department of Cardiology, Bahçeşehir University Medical Park Göztepe Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.21660
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (left ventricular apical balloon syndrome) is characterized by transient apical ballooning, leading to apical systolic dysfunction. This syndrome typically mimics acute coronary syndrome in terms of electrocardiographic changes and cardiac enzyme release. Although its exact pathophysiology is still unclear, it is thought to be due to stress related to the catecholaminergic discharge. It is usually seen on postmenopausal women. Herein, we report a 78-year-old female patient with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy admitted to the orthopedic surgery clinic due to a femoral fracture and had no complication after surgery.
Keywords : Acute coronary syndrome, angina, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, stress
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