Recurrence of stress-induced (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy

Cardiology. 2007;108(2):144-6. doi: 10.1159/000096476. Epub 2006 Oct 24.


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a recently recognized form of transient left ventricular dysfunction that is presumably precipitated by stress and may clinically resemble an acute coronary syndrome. These patients have an akinetic left ventricular apex in an unusual shape that resembles a takotsubo. Although reports of single episodes of takotsubo cardiomyopathy are not infrequent in recent medical literature, we report a case of recurrence that may provide more insight into the nature of this syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathies / physiopathology
  • Cardiomyopathies / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Recurrence
  • Stress, Psychological / complications*
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology