Tirofiban in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy Atypical broken heart syndrome with extremely fast recovery: a case report

Akpinar I., Salihoglu Y. S. , Sayin M. R. , Elri T., Karabag T., Dogan S. M. , ...Daha Fazla

HERZ, cilt.38, sa.1, ss.89-92, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-012-3664-3
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.89-92


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, is similar to acute coronary syndrome. The absence of significant stenosis on coronary angiography and spontaneous improvement of ventricular akinesia are very important features that distinguish this syndrome from acute coronary syndromes. Despite the fact that ST segment elevations are typically encountered, atypical presentation without ECG changes should be kept in mind. We herein report the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with mid-apical left ventricular akinesia resolving within 24 h.