Tako-tsubo syndrome as a consequence and cause of stroke

Bersano, Anna and Melchiorre, Patrizia and Moschwitis, Giorgio and Tavarini, Francesca and Cereda, Carlo and Micieli, Giuseppe and Parati, Eugenio and Bassetti, Claudio (2014) Tako-tsubo syndrome as a consequence and cause of stroke. Functional Neurology, 29 (2). pp. 135-137. ISSN 1971-3274

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Since tako-tsubo syndrome (TS) frequently appears soon after stroke (usually stroke involving the insular cortex), it is believed to be a consequence rather than a cause of stroke. Herein, we describe a 70-year-old woman presenting with a left middle cerebral artery stroke (involving the insular cortex) who developed a further contralateral ischemic stroke with concomitant detection of a transient intracardiac mural thrombus attributable to TS. It can reasonably be maintained that that in our patient insular stroke triggered the TS, which in turn became the embolic cause of a further stroke. Given the association between TS and the risk of embolic stroke, congestive heart failure and sudden death, stroke physicians need to promptly detect and appropriately manage this condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardioembolic, insular stroke, stroke, stroke cause, Tako-tsubo syndrome
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 15:57
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 15:57
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/11140

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