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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy after an upper and lower endoscopy: a case report and review of the literature.

TitleTakotsubo cardiomyopathy after an upper and lower endoscopy: a case report and review of the literature.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsPatel A, Namn Y, Shah SL, Scherl E, Wan DW
JournalJ Med Case Rep
Volume13
Issue1
Pagination81
Date Published2019 Mar 25
ISSN1752-1947
KeywordsAged, Echocardiography, Electrocardiography, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Female, Humans, Stress, Physiological, Stress, Psychological, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal endoscopies are safe and follow guidelines that emphasize patient care. Although adverse outcomes are rare, high-risk patients may be predisposed to certain events.

CASE PRESENTATION: We report a unique case of a Caucasian woman with takotsubo cardiomyopathy following an upper and lower endoscopy.

CONCLUSIONS: Our report suggests the importance of understanding possible endoscopic complications in patients who may experience stress cardiomyopathy.

DOI10.1186/s13256-019-2014-y
Alternate JournalJ Med Case Rep
PubMed ID30905321
PubMed Central IDPMC6432745