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Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy

Disease definition

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a recently described acute cardiac syndrome that mimics acute myocardial infarction and is characterized by ischemic chest symptoms, an elevated ST segment on electrocardiogram, and elevated levels of cardiac disease markers.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Ampulla cardiomyopathy
    • Apical ballooning syndrome
    • Ballooning cardiomyopathy
    • Broken heart syndrome
    • Stress cardiomyopathy
    • Tako-Tsubo syndrome
    • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
    • Takotsubo syndrome
    • Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: I42.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1168291  C1739395
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 9400
  • MedDRA: -

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