A 40-year-old man with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis undergoing home non-invasive ventilation, with no risk factors for coronary artery disease, was admitted with bilateral lung infiltrates. Given the lack of a favorable clinical response, transfer to our department was scheduled. During ambulance transport the patient experienced chest discomfort. Upon arrival at our department, a diagnosis of tako-tsubo syndrome was made. In this report, the clinical aspects are taken as a basis to highlight differences with common available findings, and an international registry is proposed to help piece together fractional information present in the literature.
|Translated title of the contribution||Takotsubo syndrome in a young man suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Description of a clinical case|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine