Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 733--736

Transesophageal echo diagnosis of perioperative unusual transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome


Hugo Andrés Mantilla1, Felix Ramón Montes1, William F Amaya2 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Fundación Cardioinfantil, Bogotá DC, Colombia
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Bogotá DC, Colombia

Correspondence Address:
Hugo Andrés Mantilla
Department of Anesthesiology, Fundacion CardioInfantil, Bogota DC
Colombia

Stress cardiomyopathy, or Takotsubo syndrome, is a widely recognized cardiac pathology with a clinical presentation similar to acute coronary syndrome and related to physical or emotional stress. Perioperatively, it is challenging to identify it given the variety of forms and scenarios in which it can present. We describe a 22-year-old patient with an atypical presentation of Takotsubo syndrome during anesthesia induction, which highlights the usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography for the initial diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Mantilla HA, Montes FR, Amaya WF. Transesophageal echo diagnosis of perioperative unusual transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome.Ann Card Anaesth 2016;19:733-736


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Mantilla HA, Montes FR, Amaya WF. Transesophageal echo diagnosis of perioperative unusual transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 19 ];19:733-736
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