Work-related stress induced Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
Irish Medical Organisation
Aim: To report a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy secondary to a verbal altercation in an employee who presented with chest pain. Methods: The clinical history was obtained from the patient’s occupational health record and correspondence from her treating cardiologist. Results: The patient was diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following investigations for chest pain. Her echocardiogram was diagnostic. She was treated with beta blockers and advised to have complete rest; she remained out of work for six months. Conclusion: There are few published cases of work related Takotsubo cardiomyopathy; it poses a challenge to physicians to be cognisant of this condition in a case of chest pain following emotional turmoil.
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy , Work-related , Chest pain
O’Sullivan, G., O’Sullivan, K. and Gallagher, J. (2020) 'Work-related stress induced Takotsubo cardiomyopathy', Irish Medical Journal, 113(2), P27 (3pp). Available at: http://www.imj.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Work-Related-Stress-Induced-Takotsubo-Cardiomyopathy.pdf (Accessed: 18 May 2020)
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