Takotsubo syndrome in a heart transplant recipient with poor cardiac sympathetic reinnervation

Ryo Miyake, Kisho Ohtani, Toru Hashimoto, Ryoko Yada, Tasuku Sato, Yoko Shojima, Shunji Hayashidani, Taiki Higo, Hiroyuki Tsutsui

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Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), also referred to as stress cardiomyopathy, is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Catecholamine-induced cardiac injury or vasospasm has been implicated in this pathophysiology. We present a case of a 67-year-old man 10 years after heart transplantation diagnosed with TTS. Sympathetic reinnervation could not be detected by iodine-123 meta iodobenzylguanidine uptake, suggesting that TTS can occur in the absence of functional sympathetic nerve systems reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1149
Number of pages5
JournalESC Heart Failure
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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