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Case Report Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Induced after Postoperative ICU Care: Case Reports
Kuk Hui Son, Jae Seung Jung, Kwang Taik Kim, Kyung Sun, Ho Sung Son, Jae Yoon Song, Yong Hyun Kim, Sung Ho Lee

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2009.24.3.152
1Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sholeemd@korea.ac.kr
2Department of Cardiology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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'Takotsubo cardiomyopathy' or 'stress-induced cardiomyopathy' is a newly described clinical entity that's characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning and left ventricular apical dyskinesis in the absence of any angiographic feature of significant coronary artery disease. The cause of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is unclear, but catecholamines probably play a role in the genesis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. We report here on two cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy that occurred during ICU care.


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