Takotsubo syndrome in a young woman during puerperium: case report

Mariantonietta D'Agostino, Francesco Giallauria, Caterina Montuori, Francesca Farina, Luigi Maresca, Maria Mancini, Giorgio Torella, Domenico Del Forno, Sara Aurino, Carmine Chieffo, Carlo Vigorito
2015 Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease  
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 of
more » ... owed akinesia of apical segment of left ventricle. In the following days, ECG evolved toward a normalization of ST-T segment with appearance of negative T wave in V2-V6, and also the echocardiography showed a normalized LV wall motion. The patient was discharged and ECG and echocardiography were normal at two months follow up. Conclusion. In this case report, a young woman during puerperium presented with a Takotsubo syndrome. We speculate that the high Prolactin level and her emotional state contributed to the clinical manifestation of the syndrome.
doi:10.4081/monaldi.2011.195 pmid:22128613 fatcat:ovhlhmk2ibbpnmdlu6zrae7a54