Recurrent takotsubo cardiomyopathy related to recurrent thyrotoxicosis

Keval Patel, George T. Griffing, Paul Hauptman, Joshua M. Stolker

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Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, is characterized by acute left ventricular dysfunction caused by transient wall-motion abnormalities of the left ventricular apex and mid ventricle in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Recurrent episodes are rare but have been reported, and several cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy have been described in the presence of hyperthyroidism. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who had recurrent takotsubo cardiomyopathy, documented by repeat coronary angiography and evaluations of left ventricular function, in the presence of recurrent hyperthyroidism related to Graves disease. After both episodes, the patient’s left ventricular function returned to normal when her thyroid function normalized. These findings suggest a possible role of thyroid-hormone excess in the pathophysiology of some patients who have takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Thyrotoxicosis
Hyperthyroidism
Left Ventricular Function
Graves Disease
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Coronary Angiography
Thyroid Hormones
Coronary Artery Disease
Thyroid Gland

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Recurrent takotsubo cardiomyopathy related to recurrent thyrotoxicosis. / Patel, Keval; Griffing, George T.; Hauptman, Paul; Stolker, Joshua M.

In: Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 152-155.

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Patel, Keval ; Griffing, George T. ; Hauptman, Paul ; Stolker, Joshua M. / Recurrent takotsubo cardiomyopathy related to recurrent thyrotoxicosis. In: Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 43, No. 2. pp. 152-155.
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