Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acute and transient myocardial dysfunction of the left and/or right ventricle. The acute presentation is indistinguishable from that of an acute coronary syndrome, whereas no culprit lesion responsible for the distinct wall motion abnormality can be found on coronary angiography.1 Growing evidence suggests that the long‐term prognosis of TTS is much worse than expected.1 Non‐cardiovascular events including cancer‐related deaths contribute considerably to the increased mortality of TTS patients.2 Consequently, there is increasing speculation about a potential pathophysiological connection between cancer and TTS and some evidence that malignancies significantly influence the clinical course of TTS.3-5 The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the exact prevalence of malignancy and to assess its clinical consequences, including long‐term survival, in a large cohort of TTS patients.
Research Areas and Centers
- Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)
DFG Research Classification Scheme
- 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology