Paradoxical hypoperfusion suggesting early and severe coronary dysfunction in tako-tsubo disease

Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto, Rodrigo Díaz, Alejandro Vidal, Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Mariela Lujambio, Rodolfo Ferrando


Tako-tsubo disease (TD) is an unusual and paradigmatic clinical entity of unknown pathophysiology characterized by acute apical dysfunction usually triggered by physical or emotional stress. We describe the case of a woman with TD presenting early myocardial perfusion defects with transient dilatation and systolic dysfunction of left ventricle in gated-SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging, discussing the more likely mechanisms suggested by these functional findings.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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