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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-75

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with severe hypothyroidism in an elderly female


Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

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Dr. Jorge A Brenes-Salazar
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street South West, Rochester, MN 55905; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 200 First Street South West, Rochester, MN 55905
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.185119

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as stress cardiomyopathy, is a syndrome that affects predominantly postmenopausal women. Despite multiple described mechanisms, intense, neuroadrenergic myocardial stimulation appears to be the main trigger. Hyperthyroidism, but rarely hypothyroidism, has been described in association with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Herein, we present a case of stress cardiomyopathy in the setting of symptomatic hypothyroidism.


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