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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2009 Dec;24(3):152-155. Korean. Case Report.
Son KH , Jung JS , Kim KT , Sun K , Son HS , Song JY , Kim YH , Lee SH .
Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sholeemd@korea.ac.kr
Department of Cardiology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

'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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