Takotsubo Syndrome Associated with COVID-19

Roca, Elena and Lombardi, Carlo and Campana, Marco and Vivaldi, Oscar and Bigni, Barbara and Bertozzi, Bruno and Passalacqua, Giovanni (2020) Takotsubo Syndrome Associated with COVID-19. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (5). ISSN 2284-2594

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Objective: The availability of public health information for optimised supportive care is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. We describe the first case of COVID-19 complicated by Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Materials and Methods: We report the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings of a patient with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Results: The nasopharyngeal swab was positive for SARS-CoV-2 and x-ray images demonstrated pathognomonic pneumonia. The patient developed tachycardia and the echocardiogram confirmed the diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Conclusions: Doctors should be aware of the need to thoroughly study this new infection in order to understand its underlying mechanisms and related complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, COVID-19, coronavirus, Takotsubo syndrome
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 Nov 2020 13:58
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 13:58
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/20044

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