SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TC) is a transient acute reversible ventricular dysfunction unrelated to obstructive coronary disease or myocarditis. One of the postulated mechanisms of pathogenesis is thought to be related to neurogenic or catecholamine excess leading to microvasculature dysfunction. TC is exceedingly rare in patients who have undergone orthotopic heart transplant (OHT).