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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Electrocardiology|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Apr 2014|
- Aged, 80 and over
- Diagnosis, Differential
- Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis