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2020 Dec

Eur Heart J Case Rep



Acute heart and brain failure: a case report.


Stuetz M, Templin C, Templin-Ghadri J-R, Ruschitzka F, Pohl H, Hofer D
Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2020 Dec; 4(6):1-8.
PMID: 33447724.


Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized by often reversible but acute heart failure occurring after an emotional or physical trigger event. The 'brain failure' counterpart is posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) characterized by often reversible but acute neurological symptoms. This case report elaborates on a complex clinical scenario with co-existence of coronary artery disease, TTS and PRES and discusses the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management.