Diagnostic criteria, left ventricular thrombosis, and QT-interval in Takotsubo syndrome

Francesco Santoro, Thomas Stiermaier, Nicola Tarantino, Francesca Guastafierro, Tobias Graf, Christian Möller, Luigi F.M. Di Martino, Holger Thiele, Matteo Di Biase, Ingo Eitel, Natale Daniele Brunetti*

*Corresponding author for this work
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We are grateful for the opportunity to reply to the letter from Mert et al. [1], arguing that the entire study population might not fulfill the TTS diagnostic criteria due to the absence of data on catecholamine levels and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) [2]. However, enrolled criteria were the most updated at admission time [3]; catecholamine levels were measured only to exclude the presence of pheochromocytoma after an endocrinological evaluation, while cMRI was performed in all institutions to exclude myocarditis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2018

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