Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicating thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Journal Article (Letter)

We describe the management of a patient with symptomatic spinal cord hypoperfusion after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, where the neurological insult and associated emotional stress precipitated Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Transthoracic Echocardiography showed akinetic mid and apical left ventricular segments, while basal segments were spared. Emergent coronary angiography ruled out acute coronary syndrome. Excess catecholamines have been postulated as a contributing mechanism to the disease, therefore, catecholamines were avoided to prevent further myocardial injury. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is associated with serious morbidity and mortality, which highlights the importance of early recognition and proper management for complete recovery of both cardiac and neurologic functions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abdalla, M; Abdel Halim, M; Bora, V; Mamoun, NF

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 /

Start / End Page

  • 78 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 29161542

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jclinane.2017.11.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States