High-Grade Atrioventricular Block and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Case Report and Review of the Literature

AUTHORS

Panagiotis Korantzopoulos 1 , * , Dimitrios N. Nikas 1 , Konstantinos Letsas 2 , Ioannis Gkirdis 1 , Marios D. Kolios 1 , Ioannis V. Ntalas 1 , John A. Goudevenos 1

1 Department of Cardiology, University of Ioannina, Medical School, Ioannina, Greece

2 Second Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece

How to Cite: Korantzopoulos P , N. Nikas D , Letsas K , Gkirdis I , Kolios M D , et al. High-Grade Atrioventricular Block and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 9(2):e11407.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 9 (2); e11407
Published Online: June 30, 2015
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 12, 2017
Accepted: November 29, 2014

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Abstract

In this report, we presented a 71-year-old woman who suffered a syncopal episode in the context of advanced atrioventricular block associated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The heart block did not resolve and a permanent pacemaker was implanted while there was a gradual improvement of the left ventricular systolic function. We also provided a detailed review of the literature regarding the association between atrioventricular block and takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Moreover, we critically discussed other cases reporting development of takotsubo cardiomyopathy after pacemaker implantation, possibly related to the perioperative stress.

Keywords

Heart block Bradycardia Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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