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Long QT Syndrome and Torsade de Pointes Associated with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Authors
Journal
Journal of Korean Medical Science
1011-8934
Publisher
Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMJE)
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3346/jkms.2011.26.7.959
Keywords
  • Case Report
  • Cardiovascular Disorders

Abstract

Prolongation of QTc interval associated with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) has previously been reported in published case series. We report an unusual case of a patient who presented with TC associated with long-QT syndrome and developed cardiac arrest secondary to torsade de pointes. Since QT prolongation and bradycardia persisted after the resolution of TC, the patient received permanent pacemaker. Since then additional event did not occur. QT prolongation and bradycardia could be persistent even after recovery of TC, and permanent pacemaker insertion may be a treatment option of long QT syndrome related with TC.

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