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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-148

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a patient with multiple autoimmune disorders and hyperthyroidism


1 Anadolu Medical Center Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
2 University Hospitals Geneva, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Sertac Cicek
Anadolu Medical Center Hospital, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, 2255 Sokak, No: 3, Gebze 41400, Kocaeli
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5812/cardiovascmed.10023

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Takotsubo cardiomypathy is a very rare cardiovascular syndrome leading to myocardial infarction and left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of a detectable coronary artery lesion. It is accepted as reversible left ventricular asynergy occuring typically after an intrinsic adrenergic hyperstimulation. In this report we present Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a 75-year-old patient with multiple autoimmune disorders.


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