1. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy

    Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy

    Tako-Tsubo (TT) cardiomyopathy is a rare clinical entity, initially described in Japan, characterized by a transient apical dyskinesia of unknown origin.1,2 Patients present with signs and symptoms typical of myocardial infarction, but the epicardial coronary arteries are normal and left ventricular wall motion abnormalities spontaneously resolve during follow-up.1–2 Although different etiologies have been proposed to explain the pathophysiology of TT, its cause remains unknown. Here we describe optical coherence tomography findings of a patient presenting with TT. A 63-year-old woman with a history of hypertension was admitted for prolonged chest pain. An ECG showed widespread 1- ...

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