Issue: 2017, Vol. 22, No. 3
- Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, stress, heart apex dilatation, akinesia, broken heart syndrome, stress-induced cardiomyopathy
- A new form of acquired cardiomyopathy - takotsubo cardiomyopathy - is considered. Benign reversible spasm of coronary arteries is the ground of its pathogenesis; this spasm clinically resembles myocardial infarction attack. Stress is more often proved to be the cause of this pathology; it takes place in persons of various age groups; its outcome is more often is favorable.