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Cardiogenic Shock Secondary to Tako-tsubo Syndrome After Debridement of Malignant Endobronchial Obstruction

Jorge Guerrero, MD; Adnan Majid, MD; Armin Ernst, MD, FCCP*
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*From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Correspondence to: Armin Ernst, MD, Chief, Interventional Pulmonology, Director of Clinical, Sponsored and Translational Research, Interventional Pulmonology/Thoracic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, One Deaconess Rd, Deaconess Building-201, Boston, MA 02215; email: aernst@bidmc.harvard.edu

This work was presented at the CHEST 2007 meeting, where Dr. Guerrero received the award for the best case report in intensive care.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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This work was presented at the CHEST 2007 meeting, where Dr. Guerrero received the award for the best case report in intensive care.

This work was presented at the CHEST 2007 meeting, where Dr. Guerrero received the award for the best case report in intensive care.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).


Chest. 2009;135(1):217-220. doi:10.1378/chest.08-0790
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Transient left ventricular (LV) dysfunction syndrome, or Tako-tsubo syndrome, occurs following intense emotional or physical stress and simulates the clinical presentation of an acute myocardial infarction. We report a case of a 77-year-old man with esophageal adenocarcinoma with local invasion of the central airways who underwent rigid bronchoscopy for tumor debridement followed by placement of a stent. Postoperatively, cardiogenic shock developed and echocardiography revealed akinesis of the LV apex with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15%. Emergent coronary angiography revealed no significant coronary artery disease. The patient required intraaortic balloon counterpulsation and pressors. Seventy-two hours later, repeat echocardiography showed an EF of 45% with improvement in apical function, and the patient was discharged home in stable condition shortly thereafter. A 5-month follow-up echocardiogram revealed an EF > 55%, and the patient enjoyed an excellent performance status.

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