Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a disorder characterized by left ventricular apical ballooning with preceding emotional and/or physical stressors. This condition is also an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. We herein describe a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a significant clinical phenomenon, triggered by delayed-onset rhabdomyolysis following the administration of long-term statin treatment, without any preceding stressors or changes in the patient’s medical condition, in association with complaints of nonspecific muscle-related symptoms. Although an electrocardiogram showed remarkable ST-segment elevation, a careful reading of the electrocardiogram findings revealed the features of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Withdrawing the statin therapy improved the patient’s cardiac function.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine