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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ARANDIA-GUZMAN, Jaime; ANTEZANA-LLAVETA, Gabriela  and  ZARATE-CARRILLO, Andrea. Cardiomyopathy induced by stress or Takotsubo syndrome: a report of one case. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2018, vol.41, n.1, pp.71-74. ISSN 1012-2966.

Cardiomyopathy induced by stress or Takotsubo Syndrome is characterized by an acute dysfunction of the left ventricle characterized by apical akinesia or dyskinesia with often reversible basal hyperkinesia, in the absence of coronary occlusion on angiography. The clinical presentation resembles the Acute Myocardial Infarction, with a sudden onset characterized by a chest pain angina type, dyspnea, palpitations, electrocardiographic changes, elevation of cardiac biomarkers and cardiogenic shock in more serious and rare cases; the severe emotional and physical stress tend to be triggers. With this clinical case, we reviewed the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic features of this rare entity which represents about 1% of all patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

Keywords : stress cardiomyopathy; Takotsubo Syndrome; acute coronary syndrome.

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