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2022 Mar 14

Cardiovasc Revasc Med

Impact of migraine headaches on stress induced ‘Takotsubo’ cardiomyopathy.


Varghese J J, Yacob O, Frances B S, Garcia-Garcia HM
Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2022 Mar 14.
PMID: 35337755.


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is an acute left ventricular dysfunction, typically due to a neuro-cardiogenic mechanism. Although many stressors can precipitate TCM, the role of migraines in hospitalized TCM patients has not been studied. Our objective is to describe the in-hospital outcomes of TCM in patients with a concurrent diagnosis of migraines.