Can takotsubo cardiomyopathy be familial?

Int J Cardiol. 2007 Sep 14;121(1):74-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.08.018. Epub 2006 Dec 28.


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a form of reversible left ventricular dysfunction that is presumably precipitated by stress. Our observations of the recurrence of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in an individual and the occurrence of a reversible cardiomyopathy in her daughter lead us to speculate on the possibility of a familial predisposition to this entity or its variants.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathies / etiology*
  • Chest Pain / etiology
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Stunning / etiology
  • Stress, Psychological / complications*
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*