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          Institute: MPI für Herz- und Lungenforschung (W. G. Kerckhoff Institut)     Collection: Publikationen des W. G. Kerckhoff-Instituts     Display Documents



ID: 354757.0, MPI für Herz- und Lungenforschung (W. G. Kerckhoff Institut) / Publikationen des W. G. Kerckhoff-Instituts
Sympathoadrenergic overstimulation in Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by physical and emotional stress
Authors:Nef, H. M.; Mollmann, H.; Hilpert, P.; Masseli, F.; Kostin, S.; Troidl, C.; Rolf, A.; Dill, T.; Weber, M.; Hamm, C.; Elsasser, A.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007-08-16
Journal Abbrev.:Int J Cardiol
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) which is usually precipitated by profound emotional stress has been widely reported in the past. Recently, several co-morbidities have been found to be associated with this new cardiac entity. In this case we report from a female patient suffering from both, physical and emotional stress. After a persistent episode of severe abdominal pain due to acute cholecystitis and recurrent events of emotional stress, characteristic features of TTC could be documented. Histopathological analysis documented characteristic structural alterations including contraction band necrosis. Thus, this case confirms the hypothesis of an overstimulated sympthatoadrenergic system in TTC resulting from both, severe physical and emotional stress.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für physiologische und klinische Forschung
Identifiers:URL:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=...
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