Stress cardiomyopathy: aetiology and management.


Journal Article (Review)

Stress cardiomyopathy is a condition caused by intense emotional or physical stress leading to rapid and severe reversible cardiac dysfunction. It mimics myocardial infarction with changes in the electrocardiogram and echocardiogram, but without any obstructive coronary artery disease. Due to the awareness created by the media and internet, every patient is aware that they should seek help immediately for chest pain. Therefore physicians should be aware of this new condition and how to diagnose and treat it, even though the causal mechanisms are not yet fully understood.

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Cited Authors

  • Ramaraj, R

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 982

Start / End Page

  • 543 - 546

PubMed ID

  • 17675548

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17675548

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-0756

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5473

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/pgmj.2007.058776


  • eng