Recurrent asymptomatic Takotsubo syndrome after 20 years: Are we looking at the tip of the iceberg only?

Giulia Iannaccone, Rocco Antonio Montone, Marco Giuseppe Del Buono, Maria Chiara Meucci, Riccardo Rinaldi, Filippo Luca Gurgoglione, Michele Russo, Massimiliano Camilli, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea

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Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute and reversible form of myocardial stunning preceded by emotional or physical stress, not explained by an obstruction of an epicardial coronary artery as in acute coronary syndrome. Over the last decades, TS is receiving growing attention, leading to an increase in awareness and diagnostic rate. Chest pain and dyspnea are the most common presenting symptoms; however, nonspecific presentations make the diagnosis challenging for clinicians. Here, we present the case of a 76-year-old female who experienced two completely asymptomatic episodes of TS 20 years apart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalFuture Cardiology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • asymptomatic
  • case report
  • neuro-cardiogenic syndrome
  • recurrence
  • stress cardiomyopathy
  • takotsubo syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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