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


COVID-19, Takotsubo syndrome, cardiomyopathy


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: 2020: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    How to cite:
    Pasqualetto MC, Secco E, Nizzetto M, Scevola M, Altafini L, Cester A, Rigo F. Stress Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 Disease. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001718.

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