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Cardiovascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I |

A Broken Heart Completely Blocked

Tanvir Kahlon, MD; Ryan Jamoua, MD; Antonious Attallah, MD
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St. John Hopital Medical Center, Royal Oak, MI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):84A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.092
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a rare cause of acute onset, transient cardiac dysfunction mimicking acute coronary syndromes (ACS). It usually presents itself in postmenopausal women undergoing acute emotional or physical stress, and manifests itself as ST elevation on ECG, and elevated troponin levels. We present a case of complete heart block as presentation of TCM in an elderly male.

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