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.
- Left ventricular hypertrophy
- Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine