Tako-tsubo syndrome and hypovolemia

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.325

Authors

  • Olga Vriz U.O. Cardiologia/Terapia Intensiva, San Antonio Hospital, San Daniele del Friuli (UD), Italy.
  • Rodolfo Citro U.O. Cardiologia San Luca Hospital, Vallo della Lucania (SA), Italy.
  • Stefano Martina U.O. Cardiologia/Terapia Intensiva, San Antonio Hospital, San Daniele del Friuli (UD), Italy.
  • Franco Pertoldi U.O. Cardiologia/Terapia Intensiva, San Antonio Hospital, San Daniele del Friuli (UD), Italy.
  • Daniela Pavan U.O. Cardiologia Hospital San Vito al Tagliamento (PN), Italy.
  • Francesco Antonini-Canterin U.O. Cardiologia Santa Maria degli Angeli Hospital (PN), Italy.
  • Eduardo Bossone | ebossone@hotmail.com Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Lecce, Italy.

Abstract

Tako-tsubo syndrome (TTS) is a rare disorder characterized by reversible apical left ventricular ballooning usually triggered by an emotional and/or physical stress and often mimicking an acute myocardial infarction. We describe a case of 78 year old woman with TTS associated with hypovolemia and hyponatraemia. The hypovolemic state could have activated the sympathetic system and in turn catecolamine overload with consequent myocardial stunning.

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2016-01-19
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Keywords:
hyponatraemia, hypovolemia, tako-tsubo syndrome
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Vriz, Olga, Rodolfo Citro, Stefano Martina, Franco Pertoldi, Daniela Pavan, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, and Eduardo Bossone. 2016. “Tako-Tsubo Syndrome and Hypovolemia”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 72 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.325.

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