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Takotsubo syndrome following pericardiectomy
  • Huan Zhang,
  • Xuelian Liao
Huan Zhang
Chengdu Third People's Hospital

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Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is defined as a temporary and reversible systolic abnormality of the left ventricle’s apical area resembling myocardial infarction (MI) in the nonexistence of coronary artery disease (CAD)[1].Only a few cases have been reported after cardiac operations or after pericardiocentesis. Aims: To emphasize the need to be aware of the possibility of the occurrence of this potentially fatal complication after cardiac surgery. Materials and methods: A-66-year old man underwent pericardiectomy.Postoperative he endured TC and progressed exacerbation of hemodynamic instability.finally, he had to be supported by intra-aortic balloon pump(IABP),extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO). Results: Patient’s left ventricle function recovered fully in two weeks. Discussion: we discussed the pathogenesis and treatment of postoperative TC. Conclusion:TC has to be carefully considered in differential diagnosis in case of acute left ventricle dysfunction following cardiac surgery. Keywords: pericardiectomy; takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
31 Jul 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
03 Aug 2021Assigned to Editor
03 Aug 2021Submission Checks Completed
03 Aug 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Aug 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Accept