A rare case of takotsubo syndrome within the first day after heart transplantation

Published: October 7, 2019
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A 39-year-old woman underwent heart transplantation (HTx) for advanced heart failure. The donor was a 36-year-old young woman without past medical history. The first day after HTx, T-waves changes were noted. Echocardiography revealed akinesia/dyskinesia of all basal segments of the two ventricles. Coronary catheterization plus biopsy were done 7 days later showing no coronary obstruction, no rejection and complete recovery of wall motion abnormalities on echocardiogram, suggesting biventricular inverted takotsubo syndrome (TTS). This is a case of TTS during the first day after HTx, with completely denervated heart but because of the inotropic drug support it still represents a target for catecholamine-induced cardiac dysfunction.

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Al Humaid, Mohammed, Mawada Ahmed, Domenico Galzerano, Mosaad Al Hussein, Mohammed Al Admawi, Jehad Al Buraiki, Hani Alsergani, and Olga Vriz. 2019. “A Rare Case of Takotsubo Syndrome Within the First Day After Heart Transplantation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1149.