Journal article

Takotsubo Syndrome: A Complex and Varied Clinical Syndrome

Louise Shewan, Michael Henein, Andrew Coats

International Cardiovascular Forum Journal | International Cardiovascular Forum Journal | Published : 2016


This special issue includes expert reviews and original research on Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) including the history of its identification and the unravelling of the pathophysiology of the different variants of the syndrome. The role of neurological stress or catecholaminergic overload are reviewed, as is the role of CNS disorders triggering TTS. Clinical presentation patterns of TTS and the most useful diagnostic tests are reviewed, including original research into a novel clinical score the ‘GET QT' score to help in rapid differentiation of TTS from STEMI. There is also a review of TTS in the intensive care unit setting.  The mechanisms of TTS including the role and assessment of the microci..

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