Takotsubo Syndrome and Cerebral Cardioembolism: Case Report to Redefine the Short-term Prognosis

Gabriele Cioni, Andrea Berni, Margherita De Stefano, Emilia Donnarumma, Valentina Guerra, Linda Fallai, Giulia Pacciani, Kristel Spighi, Vanessa Maestripieri, Marco Torri, Loredana Poggesi

Abstract


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient hypo-kinesis of the left ventricular apex or midventricular segments, without significant stenosis affecting coronary arteries. This cardiomyopathy is well known to be related to cerebral infarction, although scarce data describe the real timing of this adverse event.

We report the case of a 69-year-old woman who experienced Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and developed cardiogenic cerebral embolism on the fourth day from the onset of symptoms.

Takotsubo patients could be effectively at high risk for stroke; thus, we should pay attention to rule out ventricular thrombosis, consider immediately anticoagulant therapy, and revise Takotsubo prognosis because its complications.

Keywords


Takotsubo, stroke, cardiac embolism

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