Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 497–500 | Cite as

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following dipyridamole pharmacologic stress

  • Angela S. Koh
  • Henry Kok
  • Terrance Chua
  • Felix Keng
Case Report


This study is about an elderly female patient who presented with rapid atrial fibrillation. Pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion imaging with dipyridamole for the assessment of myocardial ischemia resulted in transient abnormalities on electrocardiogram, wall motion and perfusion defects with complete resolution 1 month later, suggestive of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. We believe that our case report is the first to describe this finding after dipyridamole stress.


Stress cardiomyopathy Dipyridamole 


Conflict of interest statement



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© The Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela S. Koh
    • 1
  • Henry Kok
    • 1
  • Terrance Chua
    • 1
  • Felix Keng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyNational Heart CentreSingaporeSingapore

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