Electrolyte Disorders as Triggers for Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Andreozzi, Fabio and Cominetti, Giovanni and Karmali, Rafik and Kamgang, Prochore (2018) Electrolyte Disorders as Triggers for Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (4). ISSN 2284-2594

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A 56-year-old woman presented with cognitive impairment, confusion and slowed speech, muscle cramps and peripheral paraesthesia preceded by vomiting. Blood tests revealed severe hypokalaemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia and hypocalcaemia. Following a diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy based on ultrasonography, the patient was treated with electrolyte supplementation and recovered within 48h. When heart failure is suspected, electrolyte abnormalities should be carefully ruled out as they can affect cardiac function.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcaemia, heart failure
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 12:56
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17807

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