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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1349-1353
Bioline Code: hs15185
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1349-1353

 en Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy after a quarrel.
Jiang, Dong-Mei; Sunc, Ze-Wei & Han, Jie


Objective: To report a case of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy in a blind woman.
Case presentation: We report a confirmed case of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy in a 55-year-old blind woman with past medical history of ocular trauma. The patient suffered from sudden chest pain after a quarrel. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) showed regional wall motion abnormalities. Coronary angiogram showed no significant coronary stenosis, but ventriculogram demonstrated apical ballooning akinesis and hypercontraction in the basal segments. The follow-up TTE revealed a recovery of systolic function 6 weeks later.
Conclusion: We report a case of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy after a quarrel, implicating that severe emotional or physical stress could trigger myocardial stunning.

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy; ocular trauma; blindness; postmenopause

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