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  • StatPearls: Left Ventricular Rupture [BOOK]
    . StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Pujari Sai Harika SH Mayo Clinic Agasthi Pradyumna P Mayo Clinic BOOK
  • Left ventricular (LV) rupture is a catastrophic but a common occurrence with acute myocardial infarction patients. Incidence of LV free-wall rupture post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is less than 1%, but mortality is extremely high.[1] It can also occur in blunt or penetrating cardiac trauma, cardiac infection, aortic dissection, primary or secondary cardiac tumors, and infiltrative diseases…
  • Levosimendan Efficacy and Safety: 20 Years of SIMDAX in Clinical Use. [Journal Article]
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2020 Jul; 76(1):4-22.Papp Z, Agostoni P, … Pollesello P
  • Levosimendan was first approved for clinical use in 2000, when authorization was granted by Swedish regulatory authorities for the hemodynamic stabilization of patients with acutely decompensated chronic heart failure (HF). In the ensuing 20 years, this distinctive inodilator, which enhances cardiac contractility through calcium sensitization and promotes vasodilatation through the opening of ade…
  • Levosimendan Efficacy and Safety: 20 years of SIMDAX in Clinical Use. [Journal Article]
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2020 Jun 22 [Online ahead of print]Papp Z, Agostoni P, … Pollesello P
  • Levosimendan was first approved for clinic use in 2000, when authorisation was granted by Swedish regulatory authorities for the haemodynamic stabilisation of patients with acutely decompensated chronic heart failure. In the ensuing 20 years, this distinctive inodilator, which enhances cardiac contractility through calcium sensitisation and promotes vasodilatation through the opening of adenosine…
  • Trump Cardiomyopathy: A New Form of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. [Journal Article]
    J Card Fail. 2020 Jun 19 [Online ahead of print]Geisen WR, Rosse C, … Rudick S
  • An 84-year-old man developed angina while watching televised coverage of the President Trump impeachment hearings and presented to the emergency department with positive cardiac biomarkers and EKG changes indicative of ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Echocardiogram and coronary angiography were consistent with non-ischemic, 3 vessel coronary artery disease with apical hypokinesis resulting in…
  • False-positive troponin elevation due to an immunoglobulin-G-cardiac troponin T complex: a case report. [Case Reports]
    Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2020 Jun; 4(3):1-5.Akhtar Z, Dargan J, … Shanmugam N
  • Troponin is a crucial biomarker for the diagnosis of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It rises in response to myocardial injury from significant acute myocardial ischaemia caused by obstructive coronary artery disease ['classical' myocardial infarction (MI)]. However, raised levels have also been noted in conditions not recognized as classical ACS. This may include MI with non-obstructed coronar…
  • Stress-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy After Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt. [Case Reports]
    ACG Case Rep J. 2020 May; 7(5):e00377.Lamb B, Arbeiter B, … Jophlin L
  • This report presents the first known documented case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, characterized by transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction after a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure. A 59-year-old woman with decompensated cirrhosis underwent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure with subsequent new-onset heart failure without previous diagnostic evid…
  • A novel case of reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following brain biopsy. [Case Reports]
    Echocardiography. 2020 Jun 28 [Online ahead of print]Ives CW, Smith PA, … Pogwizd SM
  • Reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (rTTC) is a variant of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) or stress-induced cardiomyopathy. TTC is a transient cardiomyopathy resulting in a heart failure syndrome, triggered by emotional and/or physical stressors, that is usually self-limited. rTTC is characterized by basal wall hypokinesis and apical wall hyperkinesis, the opposite of TTC. rTTC is more commonly asso…
  • Slow on the Uptake, Progression to Heartbreak. [Journal Article]
    J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec; 8:2324709620936832.Binder AK, Haydek JP, … Sueblinvong V
  • The prevalence of serotonin syndrome increases over the past several years as more serotonergic medications are being used in clinical practice. It is a potentially lethal condition caused by excessive serotonergic activity. Common causes of serotonin syndrome are the use of prescription medications, illicit drugs, or a combination of substances, leading to an increase in the activity of serotoni…
  • A rare long-term undetected pheochromocytoma leading to Takotsubo syndrome in an older male patient: a case report. [Journal Article]
    BMC Endocr Disord. 2020 Jun 23; 20(1):93.Chen M, Zhao T, … Hu S
  • CONCLUSIONS: Our case illustrates the importance of understanding the link between pheochromocytoma and Takotsubo syndrome. A diagnosis of pheochromocytoma-induced Takotsubo syndrome should be considered during the differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, especially in patients with labile blood pressure and normal coronary angiography findings; meanwhile, assessments of catecholamines and its metabolites and abdominal computed tomography scan should be performed at the right time. Clinicians should also be alert to potential pheochromocytoma in patients with unexplained cerebral hemorrhage, even in the absence of symptoms of catecholamine excess.
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Adrenal Insufficiency: A Case Report and Literature Review. [Case Reports]
    Case Rep Cardiol. 2020; 2020:6876951.Garrahy I, Nicholas P, … Nazir S
  • We report a case of a middle-aged female who presented with altered mental status, hypotension, and hypoglycemia and was diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency. She was also found to have elevated troponin I on initial evaluation with diffuse T wave inversions on electrocardiogram. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed ejection fraction of 38% with apical akinesia. Subsequent left heart c…
  • Global evaluation of echocardiography in patients with COVID-19. [Journal Article]
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Jun 18 [Online ahead of print]Dweck MR, Bularga A, … Haugaa K
  • CONCLUSIONS: In this global survey, cardiac abnormalities were observed in half of all COVID-19 patients undergoing echocardiography. Abnormalities were often unheralded or severe, and imaging changed management in one-third of patients.
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by SARS-CoV-2 infection in a critically ill patient. [Case Reports]
    BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Jun 14; 13(6)Taza F, Zulty M, … Grove D
  • COVID-19 became a global pandemic in early 2020. While well known for its pulmonary manifestations, the virus also has a number of cardiac manifestations as well. Takotsubo syndrome has scarcely been reported in patients with COVID-19, but it is possible that the cytokine storm associated with the infection can trigger Takotsubo syndrome in patients with underlying risk factors for Takotsubo (emo…
  • A systematic review on focal takotsubo syndrome: a not-so-small matter. [Review]
    Heart Fail Rev. 2020 Jun 13 [Online ahead of print]Tini G, Limite LR, … Musumeci MB
  • A focal contraction pattern in takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is considered rare. Due to its peculiar presentation, which includes segmental left ventricular (LV) regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA), the focal TTS pattern may be hardly differentiable from other entities, such as myocarditis or myocardial infarction. We performed a comprehensive systematic literature review researching for works i…
  • Regadenoson Cardiac Stress Test-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report. [Case Reports]
    Cureus. 2020 May 07; 12(5):e8004.Farid S, Ahsan M, Garcia-Garcia HM
  • A 79-year-old female presented with acute left-sided chest pain with shortness of breath; she was afebrile and vitally stable. She had a mildly elevated troponin (0.11 ng/mL). Her N terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was 7053 pg/mL and electrocardiography (ECG) showed nonspecific ST, T wave changes. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed an ejection fraction (EF) of 65-70%. …
  • Stress Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 Disease. [Journal Article]
    Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2020; 7(6):001718.Pasqualetto MC, Secco E, … Rigo F
  • Patients affected by COVID-19 pneumonia may develop stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), at different stages during the disease and with different degrees of left ventricular dysfunction. We describe three cases of TTS in COVID-19-positive patients with different clinical presentations and outcomes. One of them died, while in the other two coronary angiography confirmed …
  • Long-term injury after Takotsubo syndrome (stress cardiomyopathy). [Journal Article]
    Eur Heart J Suppl. 2020 Jun; 22(Suppl E):E73-E78.Vassiliki' Coutsoumbas G, Gallo P, … Di Pasquale G
  • Takotsubo syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by transient impairment of left ventricular contractility, in association with symptoms, increase in indices of myocardial necrosis, as well as electrocardiographic changes, but without a coronary culprit lesion, and often after a significant psychological or physical stress. Albeit very similar to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as far as pr…
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in an Alzheimer Disease Patient: The Potential Contribution of Antidepressant Agents. [Journal Article]
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2020 Jun 09 [Online ahead of print]Moulin Mares SRA, Groner JS, … Luchi WM
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an acute cardiac dysfunction, clinically similar to myocardial ischemia. The physiopathology of the syndrome seems to be related to excessive sympathetic activity that is triggered by physical or emotional stress factors. We report the case of an 83-year-old woman with advanced Alzheimer disease who had recently used nortriptyline and sertraline and was admitted w…
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