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Introduction. Takotsubo syndrome is a reversibile cardiomyopathy that often occurs during an emotional stress and is more frequent in post-menopausal women. Case presentation. We describe a clinic case of a 42 years old woman, admitted to our emergency unit because of a thoracic pain. The ECG showed ST-T elevation in V1- V4, the echocardiography revealed akinesia of apical segment of left ventricle. Coronary arteries were free from significant stenosis and ventriculography showed akinesia ofdoi:10.4081/monaldi.2011.195 pmid:22128613 fatcat:ovhlhmk2ibbpnmdlu6zrae7a54