24: The Surprising Etiology of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
Ever heard of “broken heart syndrome”?… it’s a real thing. It’s also called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy or stress induced cardiomyopathy. In this episode we discuss a case of a patient who developed this unexpectedly, came very close to death, but made a full recovery. We break down the cause, presentation, and pathophysiology of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy as well as treatment and prognosis.