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An unexpected complication of a percutaneous coronary angioplasty

Luca Monzo, Nino Cocco, Leonardo Calò
  • Luca Monzo
    -“Sapienza” University, Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrological, Anesthetic and Geriatric Sciences -Policlinico Casilino, Department of Cardiology, Italy | luca.monzo@uniroma1.it
  • Nino Cocco
    Policlinico Casilino, Department of Cardiology, Italy
  • Leonardo Calò
    Policlinico Casilino, Department of Cardiology, Italy

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characterized by transient ventricular dysfunction, classically in its apical and mid segments, in the absence of coronary lesions, and is often observed after intense stressful events and occasionally associated to an acute medical illness. We describe a case of TCM associated with coronary artery disease and triggered by a percutaneous coronary angioplasty. This case highlights the concept that a medical procedure can lead, in certain conditions, to TCM and provides new interesting insights on the pathophysiology of coronary syndromes.

Keywords

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy; coronary artery disease; percutaneous coronary angioplasty.

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Submitted: 2018-05-24 18:37:38
Published: 2018-09-07 09:39:25
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