An unexpected complication of a percutaneous coronary angioplasty

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.969

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  • Luca Monzo | luca.monzo@uniroma1.it -“Sapienza” University, Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrological, Anesthetic and Geriatric Sciences -Policlinico Casilino, Department of Cardiology, Italy.
  • Nino Cocco Policlinico Casilino, Department of Cardiology, Italy.
  • Leonardo Calò Policlinico Casilino, Department of Cardiology, Italy.

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characterized by transient ventricular dysfunction, classically in its apical and mid segments, in the absence of coronary lesions, and is often observed after intense stressful events and occasionally associated to an acute medical illness. We describe a case of TCM associated with coronary artery disease and triggered by a percutaneous coronary angioplasty. This case highlights the concept that a medical procedure can lead, in certain conditions, to TCM and provides new interesting insights on the pathophysiology of coronary syndromes.

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2018-09-07
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Cardiology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary angioplasty.
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How to Cite
Monzo, Luca, Nino Cocco, and Leonardo Calò. 2018. “An Unexpected Complication of a Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.969.

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