A Rare Case of Second-degree Atrioventricular Block and Takotsubo Syndrome
KeywordsTakotsubo, atrioventricular, pacemaker
Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient left systolic dysfunction that can mimic acute myocardial infarction. Atrioventricular (AV) block associated with Takotsubo is rare, but a few cases have been reported in recent years.
Methods: We present the case of a 77-year-old woman presenting with second-degree AV and Takotsubo syndrome.
Results: The diagnosis of Takotsubo syndrome was based on echocardiogram changes and the absence of coronary artery obstruction on coronary angiography.
Conclusions: We describe a patient with a diagnosis of Takotsubo syndrome and AV conduction defect. These conditions rarely occur simultaneous, but when they do, a dilemma arises regarding pacemaker implantation.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)