Takotsubo Syndrome and Acute Coronary Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review


Yaylaci S. , Ozturk T. C. , Serinken M., Eken C., Karcioglu O.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.14, no.1, pp.41-43, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jaem.2015.93446
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-43

Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been described as an acute cardiac condition precipitated by a stressful mental or physical condition. A majority of patients are presented with acute substernal chest pain. It is often difficult to differentiate TS from acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on initial presentation. The electrocardiograph classically mimics STEMI and is generally accompanied by elevation of myocardial enzymes that warrants immediate cardiac catheterization. The present article reports a patient with TS referred to the emergency department because of symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome.