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A Case of a Broken Heart

Matthieu DeClerck, MD and Matthew DeLaney, MD
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Stress cardiomyopathy is generally a transient systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle that is often caused by an emotional or physical trigger. Conservative treatment and resolution of the physical or emotional stress usually result in rapid resolution of symptoms, although some patients develop acute complications such as shock (10%) and acute heart failure (HF) that require intensive therapy.

 

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Ian L., Dr -

What about stress and overindulgence with a catecholamine surge causing a plaque to rupture .
Is this a factor in many Myocardial infarction and Strokes eg early morning stroke .

Mizuho M., DO -

yes for ACS it is. Not pathophysiology for takotsubo's but ACS yes.

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