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[Case Report] Stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy triggered by the COVID‑19 pandemic

  • Authors:
    • Sofia Giannitsi
    • Pavlos Tsinivizov
    • Leonidas E. Poulimenos
    • Manolis S. Kallistratos
    • Dimitris Varvarousis
    • Athanasios J. Manolis
    • Konstantinos Tsamakis
    • Emmanouil Rizos
    • Demetrios A. Spandidos
    • Dimitrios Tsiptsios
    • Andreas S. Triantafyllis
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  • Published online on: July 7, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8968
  • Pages: 2812-2814
  • Copyright: © Giannitsi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy (TC) represents an acute heart failure syndrome triggered by physical or emotional stressors. COVID‑19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health crisis resulting in fear, distress and anxiety, with emerging cardiovascular implications. COVID‑19 related stress can act as potential trigger for TC. We present a case of an elderly female who developed TC due to stress surrounding COVID‑19.

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Giannitsi S, Tsinivizov P, Poulimenos LE, Kallistratos MS, Varvarousis D, Manolis AJ, Tsamakis K, Rizos E, Spandidos DA, Tsiptsios D, Tsiptsios D, et al: [Case Report] Stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy triggered by the COVID‑19 pandemic. Exp Ther Med 20: 2812-2814, 2020
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Giannitsi, S., Tsinivizov, P., Poulimenos, L.E., Kallistratos, M.S., Varvarousis, D., Manolis, A.J. ... Triantafyllis, A.S. (2020). [Case Report] Stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy triggered by the COVID‑19 pandemic. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 2812-2814. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8968
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Giannitsi, S., Tsinivizov, P., Poulimenos, L. E., Kallistratos, M. S., Varvarousis, D., Manolis, A. J., Tsamakis, K., Rizos, E., Spandidos, D. A., Tsiptsios, D., Triantafyllis, A. S."[Case Report] Stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy triggered by the COVID‑19 pandemic". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.3 (2020): 2812-2814.
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Giannitsi, S., Tsinivizov, P., Poulimenos, L. E., Kallistratos, M. S., Varvarousis, D., Manolis, A. J., Tsamakis, K., Rizos, E., Spandidos, D. A., Tsiptsios, D., Triantafyllis, A. S."[Case Report] Stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy triggered by the COVID‑19 pandemic". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 3 (2020): 2812-2814. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8968