Cerebral embolic stroke after disappearing takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Kosuke Matsuzono, Yoshio Ikeda, Shoko Deguchi, Toru Yamashita, Tomoko Kurata, Kentaro Deguchi, Koji Abe

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Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy can induce cerebral embolic stroke because of intracardiac thrombosis, but the timing of cardiogenic embolism relating to takotsubo cardiomyopathy has not been well described. We evaluated a 71-year-old woman with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, who developed cardiogenic cerebral embolism after recovery of cardiac wall motion. Nevertheless, we treated her with anticoagulation therapy. The present clinical observation suggests that attention should be paid to the timing when takotsubo cardiomyopathy resolves against risk of cardiogenic cerebral embolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e682-e683
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • anticoagulant therapy
  • cardioembolic stroke
  • echocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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