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The Clinically Broken Heart: Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy

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The Clinically Broken Heart: Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy
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Takotsubo, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy (also known as 'broken heart syndrome'), was first recognized in Japan in the 1990s. Acute emotional or...
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    Takotsubo, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy (also known as 'broken heart syndrome'), was first recognized in Japan in the 1990s. Acute emotional or physical stress trigger the condition, which mimics the symptoms of a myocardial infarction (or MI). How can physicians differentiate between stress-induced cardiomyopathy and a more conventional MI, and how is stress-induced cardiomyopathy treated? What characteristics might make a patient more susceptible to developing this condition? Our guest is Dr. Scott Sharkey, senior consulting cardiologist at Minneapolis Heart Institute and director of the Takotsubo cardiomyopathy research program at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation in Minnesota, shares some of the key diagnostic tests for differentiating between stress-induced cardiomyopathy and conventional MI. How common is this condition, and how can we limit the effects of stress-induced cardiomyopathy? Dr. Janet Wright hosts. 

    Produced in Cooperation with

    American College of Cardiology

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