Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a generally reversible syndrome of acute cardiac failure usually triggered by a physical or emotional stressor, with unique left ventricular (LV) wall motion abnormalities and no association with obstructive coronary artery disease.
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3The presentation mimics acute coronary syndrome, with chest pain or dyspnea and abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) and cardiac injury markers. We present a case of reverse (or inverted) Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (rTTC) following kidney transplantation in a 69-year-old woman. In addition to end-stage renal disease, the patient's medical history included depression, anxiety disorder, chronic nausea, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. She had been receiving long-term hemodialysis twice weekly. Other therapy included corticosteroids for immunosuppression, pravastatin 20 mg daily, and clonidine 0.1 mg twice daily. Prior coronary angiography in preparation for kidney transplant revealed mild nonobstructive coronary artery disease.
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Published online: February 04, 2022Robert G. Stern, MD, Section Editor
Conflicts of Interest: All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Authorship: All authors had access to the data and participated in writing the manuscript.
Published by Elsevier Inc.