Cardiac myxoma as a potential trigger of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: A brief review on mechanistic and clinical perspectives


  • Kenan Yalta | Cardiology Department, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
  • Ugur Ozkan Cardiology Department, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
  • Tülin Yalta Pathology Department, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
  • Ertan Yetkin Cardiology Department, Derindere Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.


In clinical practice, cardiac myxomas constitute the majority of benign cardiac neoplasms, and might potentially present with a variety of embolic, obstructive as well as constitutional symptoms. On the other hand, these neoplasms might be potentially associated with the evolution of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) that is universally considered as a transient form of acute myocardial dysfunction. Accordingly, the present paper primarily aims to focus on potential mechanisms and associated clinical implications of TTC evolution in the setting of cardiac myxomas.



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Yalta, Kenan, Ugur Ozkan, Tülin Yalta, and Ertan Yetkin. 2021. “Cardiac Myxoma As a Potential Trigger of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Brief Review on Mechanistic and Clinical Perspectives”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, September.