An unusual electrocardiographic manifestation of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;30(7):1323.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.06.024. Epub 2011 Aug 11.


An elderly Malay lady presented with lethargy and 2-day history of chest pain. Her electrocardiogram showed diffuse concave ST-segment elevation with depressed PR segments. Coronary angiogram was normal. The left ventriculogram demonstrated apical akinesis with hyperdynamic contraction of the basal segments consistent with feature of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This case highlights an uncommon electrocardiogram presentation of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Echocardiography*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / diagnostic imaging*
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / physiopathology