Tako tsubo and ischemic stroke in a patient with Alzheimer’s disease

S. V. Guidoni, C. Pellicano, S. La Starza, A. Spalloni, M. Rasura

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Abstract

Background Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), also known as ‘‘stress induced cardiomyopathy’’, is an acute cardiac condition characterized by transient myocardial dysfunction associated with a peculiar pattern of reversibile left ventricular ballooning that mimics myocardial infarction, but with normal coronary arteries. Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy typically occurs in postmenopausal women and it is often triggered by physical or emotional stressful events. We report on a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, who presented with TTC and an ischemic stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-675
Number of pages3
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 24 2014

Keywords

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Medicine(all)

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