Serial Classic and Inverted Pattern Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Middle-Aged Woman CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY Rodriguez, F., Nathan, A. S., Navathe, A. S., Ghosh, N., Shah, P. B. 2014; 30 (11)


We report the case of a 56-year-old woman with no significant medical history who was diagnosed with recurrent Takotsubo cardiomyopathy with variations in ventricular regional involvement including the classic and inverted patterns. She presented on 3 separate occasions with these findings; emotional stressors provoked all presentations. We present echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and magnetic resonance images from her consecutive presentations. This case of emotional stress repeatedly eliciting classic and inverted forms of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy within the same patient highlights the importance of elucidating the pathological mechanisms of regional ventricular dysfunction.

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