Takotsubo Syndrome Associated with COVID-19

  • Elena Roca COVID-19 Unit, Istituto Ospedaliero Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy; Technology for Health, PhD program, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Carlo Lombardi COVID-19 Unit, Istituto Ospedaliero Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy; Pulmonary and Allergic Respiratory Diseases Department, Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital, Brescia, Italy
  • Marco Campana Cardiovascular Department, Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital, Brescia, Italy
  • Oscar Vivaldi COVID-19 Unit, Istituto Ospedaliero Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
  • Barbara Bigni COVID-19 Unit, Istituto Ospedaliero Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
  • Bruno Bertozzi COVID-19 Unit, Istituto Ospedaliero Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
  • Giovanni Passalacqua Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, IRCCS Policlinico San Martino – University of Genoa, Italy

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, COVID-19, coronavirus, Takotsubo syndrome

Abstract

Objective: The availability of public health information for optimised supportive care is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. We describe the first case of COVID-19 complicated by Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Materials and Methods: We report the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings of a patient with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Results: The nasopharyngeal swab was positive for SARS-CoV-2 and x-ray images demonstrated pathognomonic pneumonia. The patient developed tachycardia and the echocardiogram confirmed the diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Conclusions: Doctors should be aware of the need to thoroughly study this new infection in order to understand its underlying mechanisms and related complications.

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  • Published: 2020-04-21

    Issue: Vol 7 No 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Roca E, Lombardi C, Campana M, Vivaldi O, Bigni B, Bertozzi B, Passalacqua G. Takotsubo Syndrome Associated with COVID-19. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Apr.21 [cited 2020Sep.18];7(5). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1665