Clinical features and complications of Takotsubo syndrome in a peruvian social security referral center

Authors

  • Daniel Espinoza-Alva Servicio de Cardiología Clínica, Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular-INCOR, EsSalud. Lima, Perú. Médico cardiólogo
  • Deyvi O. Pampa-Quenta Servicio de Cardiología Clínica, Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular-INCOR, EsSalud. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • René R. Rodríguez-Olivares Servicio de Cardiología Clínica, Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular-INCOR, EsSalud. Lima, Perú. Médico cardiólogo
  • Giorgio Gabino-Gonzáles Servicio de Cardiología Clínica, Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular-INCOR, EsSalud. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2019.362.4622

Keywords:

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, Complications, Peru

Abstract

In order to describe the clinical features and complications of Takotsubo syndrome, a case series study was conducted with patients admitted with this pathology to the National Cardiovascular Institute-INCOR in Lima-Peru between January 2013 and December 2018. Twenty-six patients (26) were included, with an average age of 69 years and female predominance (96.2%); additionally, a trigger was identified in 23 cases (88.5%). In the electrocardiogram, 61.5% had ST segment elevation; and, in the evolution, 92.3% showed negative T waves and 38.5% a QTc interval >500 ms. In-hospital complications were cardiogenic shock (11.5%), atrial fibrillation (7.7%) and ventricular tachycardia (7.7%). In this series, Takotsubo syndrome predominated in postmenopausal women, usually triggered by a stressor, with a low complication rate and no in-hospital mortality.

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Published

2019-06-28

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Espinoza-Alva D, Pampa-Quenta DO, Rodríguez-Olivares RR, Gabino-Gonzáles G. Clinical features and complications of Takotsubo syndrome in a peruvian social security referral center. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2019 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];36(2):255-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4622

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