What is Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy?
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations .The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery.
People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack. Broken heart syndrome affects just part of the heart, temporarily disrupting your heart's normal pumping function.
What are the symptoms of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy?
Broken heart syndrome symptoms can mimic a heart attack. Common symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
How is Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy diagnosed?
Cardiac imaging tests are done with ultrasound or CT scan to check the size of your heart and if there is fluid build-up surrounding organs.
Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
An electrocardiogram records the electrical impulses traveling through the heart.
A coronary angiography is a diagnostic procedure to observe how blood flows through the heart’s arteries heart’s and blood vessel function
A blood test will be done to organ function, and check cholesterol levels and the presence of anemia.