Prevalence and clinical significance of life-threatening arrhythmias in takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Thomas Stiermaier, Charlotte Eitel, Stefanie Denef, Steffen Desch, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel

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Although prognosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is generally thought to be favorable, the initial presentation can be accompanied by various complications, including life-threatening arrhythmias. Previously, the prevalence of ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), or complete atrioventricular (AV) block was reported to be approximately 8%, mostly in the setting of QT prolongation 1, 2. However, data regarding the exact prevalence, optimal management, and prognostic relevance of arrhythmias in TTC patients are lacking.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number19
Pages (from-to)2148-2150
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2015

Research Areas and Centers

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


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