•Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM):
•transient left ventricular dysfunction
•ECG changes and symptoms mimicking acute MI
•often precipitated by emotional stressor
•Catatonia is a psychomotor syndrome most commonly seen in mood disorders
•This is the first known reported case of TCM co-occurring with catatonia in the setting of acute psychological trauma and bereavement
Recommended CitationDenysenko, MD, Lex; Shmuts, DO, Rachel; Trenton, DO, Adam; Halpern, MD, Ethan J.; and Becker, MD, Madeleine, "Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Catatonia: An Acute Stress Connection?" (2012). Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Faculty Papers. Paper 13.