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: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    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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