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Tako Tsubo cardiomyopathy

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Tako Tsubo cardiomyopathy
Posted By: Emmel (2425 days ago)

I think that it is a very interesting disease. in our icu-setting we
see several cases of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy, especially in some of
young people with drug-intoxication or some patients with severe
neurological illness (e.g. stroke, brain haemorrhage); the right
ventricle is often affected (the echocardiographic picture isn´t
compatible with the picture of coronary disease).
it´s very
impressive to see success of a therapy: in this case after infusion of
levosimendan (simdax) we found a nearly normal contractility
(unfortunately I´ve no clip of this therapy success).

Posted By: diego (2425 days ago)

nice vid Jorg . I bumped into only 2 cases of takosubo in the past .
and the patients ( elderly ladies ) did improve dramatically after
proper supportive treatment
thanks for sharing

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about 80 y old patient with clinical picture of cardiogenic shock (cardiac output about 2,0, cardiac index about 0,2, SVR about 1100 dyn*cm-5), in cardiac catheter there was no coronary heart disease. in TTE we could see, that the apex of the right cavum is affected too.

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