Atrial arrhythmias in Takotsubo syndrome: Is inflammation the missing link?

Thomas Stiermaier, Ingo Eitel, Charlotte Eitel*

*Corresponding author for this work


Since its first description more than two decades ago, Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is increasingly recognized worldwide as an important differential diagnosis in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. The disease is a form of acute heart failure caused by circumscribed left ventricular contraction abnormalities which completely recover within several weeks.1 While the complex pathophysiology of TTS is still incompletely understood, recent studies shed light on the prognostic implications by showing a substantial risk of severe complications and considerable short- and long-term mortality rates.2...

Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2019

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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