A case of malignant arrhythmia in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Amardeep Ghosh Dastidar, Antonio Frontera, Mark Petersen

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a unique type of reversible cardiomyopathy that is precipitated by a stressful mental or physical event. Although TCM was generally considered to be a benign reversible condition, arrhythmic risk is increasingly recognised. We discuss a case of TCM presenting with aborted sudden cardiac death. We have also explained the pathophysiology of QTc prolongation and repolarisation abnormalities associated with the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-1
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2014


  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis

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