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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
246–248
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12471-013-0458-z
PMID: 23922019
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a 76-year-old patient with takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion in takotsubo cardiomyopthy is common but a cardiac tamponade is very rare. The use of anticoagulants may increase the risk of pericardial effusion and should be considered with care.

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