An unexpected complication of a percutaneous coronary angioplasty

Submitted: May 24, 2018
Accepted: July 31, 2018
Published: September 7, 2018
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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.



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Monzo, Luca, Nino Cocco, and Leonardo Calò. 2018. “An Unexpected Complication of a Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (3).