Stress Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 Disease

  • Maria Cristina Pasqualetto ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy
  • Eleonora Secco ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy
  • Manuele Nizzetto ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy
  • Moreno Scevola ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy
  • Lorella Altafini ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy
  • Alberto Cester ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy
  • Fausto Rigo ULSS 3 Serenissima (COVID-19 Hospital), Dolo, Italy

Keywords

COVID-19, Takotsubo syndrome, cardiomyopathy

Abstract

Patients affected by COVID-19 pneumonia may develop stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), at different stages during the disease and with different degrees of left ventricular dysfunction. We describe three cases of TTS in COVID-19-positive patients with different clinical presentations and outcomes. One of them died, while in the other two coronary angiography confirmed the diagnosis but was postponed until after pneumonia resolution because of the risk of virus spread.

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  • Published: 2020-05-15

    Issue: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Pasqualetto, M. C., Secco, E., Nizzetto, M., Scevola, M., Altafini, L., Cester, A., & Rigo, F. (2020). Stress Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 Disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(6). https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001718

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