Sudden cardiac death: An increasingly recognized presentation of apical ballooning syndrome (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy)

Jackson J. Liang, Yong Mei Cha, Jae K. Oh, Abhiram Prasad

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Abstract

We present an unfortunate case of a previously healthy woman who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the setting of severe emotional distress, likely due to apical ballooning syndrome. This case highlights the fact that although patients with apical ballooning syndrome typically do well following recovery from transient left ventricular dysfunction, they should be monitored closely in the acute setting due to the potential for life-threatening arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Apical ballooning syndrome
  • Stress cardiomyopathy
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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