Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by ventricular septal perforation and septal dissection

Giovanni Mariscalco, Paolo Cattaneo, Andrea Rossi, Massimo Baravelli, Gabriele Piffaretti, Antonio Scannapieco, Daniele Nassiacos, Andrea Sala

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Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is a form of reversible left ventricular dysfunction, with a clinical and electrocardiographic picture of acute myocardial infarction in the absence of significant coronary disease. The precise clinical features and etiologic basis of this syndrome remain unclear, although an association with emotional or stressful triggers has been recognized. We describe the first case of this syndrome complicated with a ventricular septal perforation and dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Vessels
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Heart septal defect
  • Left ventricular apical ballooning
  • Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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