INTRODUCTION: Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is being recognized more frequently; and a familial form of this diagnosis has been suspected but is less well-established. CASE: A 75-year-old patient with a family history of TCM was admitted with suspected ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Transthoracic echocardiography showed apical dyskinesis with hyperdynamic basal walls and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 25%. Repeat echocardiography showed normal LVEF of 60% ejection fraction. Cardiac catheterization showed no significant stenosis. DISCUSSION: TCM is characterized by transient systolic left ventricular dysfunction. A few cases of familial TCM have been reported in the literature and a genetic component is suspected. CONCLUSIONS: Although there has been a paucity of data, familial cases of TCM have been reported. This case study addresses TCM and the familial occurrence of the syndrome, which may have a genetic basis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2018|
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