Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 43–47

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a patient with postural tachycardia syndrome

CASE REPORT

Abstract

A patient with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy while undergoing elective surgery. Based on experimental data, we hypothesize that POTS may have predisposed our patient to this disorder and suggest possible modifications in management.

Keywords

postural tachycardia sympathetic nervous system cardiomyopathy case report heart rate autonomic nervous system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of MedicineUnion Memorial HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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