An unusual case of severe left ventricle outflow tract obstruction due to a coexistence of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy with septal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Submitted: September 27, 2021
Accepted: December 8, 2021
Published: December 30, 2021
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disorder presenting with a pathological increase of left ventricle (LV) wall thicknesses. The most frequent morphological form is characterized by an abnormal LV basal septal hypertrophy. Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction induced by high physical or emotional stress. Its occurrence with HCM is unusual. However, this presentation occurs more often with the classic asymmetrical septal hypertrophy compared with the apical variant. This case demonstrates that the coexistence of TTC with septal HCM in an elderly patient may lead to a severe hemodinamic instability picture.

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Parato, Vito Maurizio, Germana Gizzi, Simone D’Agostino, Simona Pelliccioni, and Michele Scarano. 2021. “An Unusual Case of Severe Left Ventricle Outflow Tract Obstruction Due to a Coexistence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy With Septal Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 92 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.2106.