Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy may be associated with cardiac geometric features as observed in hypertensive heart disease

Fatih Yalçin, Haldun Muderrisoǧlu

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Abstract

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is a clinical entity with a relatively new described acute and reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction triggered by emotional stress. Different observations have represented that tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy may be associated with similar LV myocardial geometry as described by novel quantitative echocardiographic methods in hypertensive heart disease. Therefore, acute emotional stress in tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy or chronic stress by increased afterload in hypertension possibly represents similar morphologic and functional features on the basis of heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume135
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypertension
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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