Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: An unusual cardiomyopathy at an unusual age

Lazaro E. Hernandez, Yadira Martinez, Kak Chen Chan

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We describe an atypical presentation of stress-induced cardiomyopathy - Takotsubo cardiomyopathy - in a 16-month-old boy previously diagnosed with cyclic vomiting and episodic hypertension. He developed features of cardiac failure and his echocardiogram showed left ventricular wall motion abnormality accompanied with elevated cardiac enzymes. Cardiac catheterisation showed no coronary arterial abnormality. Complete spontaneous recovery occurred 2 weeks after admission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-579
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010


  • Heart failure
  • cardiomyopathy

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