Pacemaker-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy

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Dashwood, A
Rahman, A
Marashi, HA
Jennings, C
Raniga, M
Dhillon, P
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2016
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Introduction: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of acute cardiomyopathy showing left ventricular apical ballooning. Whilst the exact mechanism of TCM remains unknown, it is hypothesized that an excess of circulatory catecholamine's to an exaggerated sympathetic from an intense physical or emotional distress as the cause. We report the rare case of a 76-year-old woman who developed TCM after undergoing uncomplicated pacemaker placement. Although rare this emphasizes that TCM, should be considered as a potential complication of pacemaker implantation in post-menopausal women with chest pain or symptoms of left heart failure.

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HeartRhythm Case Reports

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2

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3

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© 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Heart Rhythm Society. All rights reserved. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.

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Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)

Cardiovascular medicine and haematology

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Conduction disorder

Pacemaker

Stress cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

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Dashwood, A; Rahman, A; Marashi, HA; Jennings, C; Raniga, M; Dhillon, P, Pacemaker-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy, HeartRhythm Case Reports, 2016, 2 (3), pp. 272-276

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