Takotsubo Syndrome

DATE PUBLISHED
May 22, 2019
SECTION
Articles

Abstract

Introduction: Acute cardiomyopathy or Tako-Tsubo syndrome (TTS) is a transient acute cardiac phenomenon characterized by apical, mid-ventricular or more rarely basal atresia of the left ventricle (LV) that mimics the symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Materials and methods: This work is a descriptive retrospective study over a 14-month period involving 5 cases of TTS.

The objective: is to focus on the main clinical, electrical, coronary and radiological features of the TTS.

Outcome: the prevalence of STT on all ACS during the study period; was 5.1%. The representation is exclusively female. The average age was 64 years old. Psychic stress was a common triggering factor for the entire study population. Chest pain was the main symptom. The electrical signs were dominated by signs of ischemic epicardial ischemia with only one case of endocardial ishemia. All patients had an initially elevated troponin. Acute echocardiography demonstrated segmental kinetic disorders with transient left ventricular dysfunction. The entire population did not have significant coronary angiography. MRI did not indicate late enhancement or lack of perfusion or edema

Keywords

Tako-tsubo syndrome, electrocardiography, angiography, MRI.

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Author Details

Lalla Fatima Ezzahra El Hassani

Salwa Cheraou

Nawal Doghmi

Mohamed Cherti