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IMAJ | volume 26

Journal 3, March 2024
pages: 193-195

Takotsubo Syndrome and Colitis Due to Clostridium difficile: Is There a Relationship?

1 Department of Medicine C, Sanz Medical Center–Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel 2 Adelson School of Medicine, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel

Summary

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a cardiomyopathy that develops rapidly and is usually caused by mental or physical stress. It is usually a transient cardiomyopathy. The presumed cause of the onset of the syndrome is the increase and extreme secretion of adrenaline and norepinephrine due to extreme stress. An infectious disease such as sepsis can also be the cause [1].

One of the most widespread diagnostic tools is the revised version of Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Criteria for TTS (2008) [2], which incorporates transient wall-motion abnormalities, absence of a potential coronary culprit, myocarditis, and pheochromocytoma. The prognosis for TTS is usually favorable and resolves with complete recovery in 4–8 weeks in more than 90% of patients.

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