Takotsubo cardiomyopathy with severe bradyarrhythmia following epidural insertion

David T. Gamble, Kara J. Shuttleworth, Caroline Scally, Stephen J. Leslie*

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Abstract

We present a case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) with ventricular stand still and atrioventricular block. TTC can mimic ST elevation myocardial infarction and heart failure, but in this case resulted in a severe cardiac conduction disorder and ventricular standstill. This is a recognised but unusual presentation and serves as a lesson to those undertaking anaesthetics to be vigilant for TTC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number216946
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2016

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