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Tako-Tsubo syndrome and reversible epicardial coronary spasm

EuroIntervention 2010;5:754.

Department Heart and Great Vessels, “Attilio Reale”, “Sapienza”, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Tako-Tsubo syndrome is a transient cardiomyopathy that mimics acute coronary syndrome in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease characterised by chest pain, ST-segment alteration, minimal increase of cardiac enzymes and balloon-like asynergy of the apical region, frequently triggered by a physical or mental stress preceding the symptoms onset.

In the case reported, the syndrome was observed in a 61-year-old woman with chest pain, ST-segment elevation and negative T-waves in anterior ECG leads V1 - V4 as well as a minimal increase in troponin I and creatine kinase-MB. The patient was referred to our catheterisation laboratory with a supposed ...

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