Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Resulting in Cardiac Arrest in a Patient Undergoing Liver Transplantation.

CAN M. G. , Ozer A. , Iyigun M. , Gokay B. V. , Emiroglu R.

Transplantation proceedings, vol.49, no.10, pp.2392-2394, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.09.033
  • Title of Journal : Transplantation proceedings
  • Page Numbers: pp.2392-2394


Cardiac complications during and after liver transplantation are a common cause of death. Although considered to be uncommon, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which is characterized by reversible left ventricular akinesis without coronary artery obstruction, is becoming increasingly reported. Herein we have presented a case of reversible stress-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy resulting in cardiac arrest in a patient undergoing liver transplantation.