Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a snake bite victim: A case report

Kichiro Murase, Kenji Takagi

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Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurs in patients with severe emotional or physiologic stress. The prognosis is usually favorable, and the left ventricular wall motion dyskinesis normalizes within days to weeks. In this paper we report a case of snake bite complicated by takotsubo cardiomyopathy. We advise physicians to consider not only cardioinhibitory effect of snake venom but also takotsubo cardiomyopathy as a differential diagnosis if the patient develops cardiac dysfunction following snake bite.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 17-12-2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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