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Case Report: Acute Heart Failure Induced by the Combination of Takayasu’s, Takotsubo and Coronary Vasospasm in an Elementary School Teacher-A Reaction to Return-to-Work Stress After COVID-19?


Pires I, Mapelli M, Amelotti N, Salvioni E, Ferrari C, Baggiano A, Conte E, Mattavelli I, Agostoni P
Front Psychiatry. 2022; 13:882870.
PMID: 35586412.


Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a systemic inflammatory disease that affects aorta and its major branches. There are several cardiac manifestations of TA and an association with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) – but not coronary vasospasm – has been previously reported. The role of emotional stress in this context is unknown.