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2020 Feb 06

BMC Cardiovasc Disord



Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiac tamponade due to non-hemorrhagic pericardial effusion: a case report.


Nagamori Y, Hamaoka T, Murai H, Takashima S, Kato T, Usui S, Sakata K, Furusho H, Kawashiri M, Takamura M
BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2020 Feb 06; 20(1):67.
PMID: 32028901.


Cardiac tamponade is a rare but serious complication of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC). Two cases of cardiac tamponade subsequent to TC have been reported. The pericardial effusion in these cases was hemorrhagic and caused by ventricular rupture. Cardiac tamponade induced by an inflammatory effusion complicated with TC has not been reported. This is the first case report of TC, which developed cardiac tamponade during the recovery phase with a large volume non-hemorrhagic inflammatory effusion.