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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 6

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy and Takotsubo Syndrome: Could They Coexist?


1 Cardiology, Hospital General Universitario Rafael Mendez, Lorca, Spain
2 Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General Universitario Rafael Mendez, Lorca, Spain
3 Hospital General Universitario Rafael Mendez, Lorca, Spain
4 Cardiology, Hospital Clinico Virgen de la Arrixaca, Lorca, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Pilar Egea-Serrano
Cardiology, Hospital General Universitario Rafael Mendez, Lorca
Spain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5812/acvi.36507

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Introduction: Takotsubo syndrome (TKS) is generally caused by a stressful condition, and it usually has a good prognosis after the recovery of left ventricular function. About 70% of the cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may develop obstruction in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), which is responsible for heart failure. Case Presentation: We present a unique case where TKS occurred in a middle-aged male patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) without a clearly identifiable initial stress trigger. Conclusions: In the setting of acute left ventricular function depression in HOCM, a comprehensive differential diagnosis should be established. Treatment should be based on hemodynamic changes. After recovery, the prognosis is related to HOCM.


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