Presented at: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in Atlanta Georgia.
•Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient, reversible acute cardiac syndrome that mimics acute MI
•Reportedly frequently precipitated by an emotionally stressful event
•Excessive catecholamine release is a possible pathophysiologic mechanism1
•Prevalence of anxiety and mood disorders in TCM patients varies among studies, ranging from 21-40%2,3
Denysenko, MD, Lex; Hanson, MD, Robin; Mosier, MD, Jessica; and Halpern, MD, Ethan J., "The Fear Factor in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Retrospective Cohort Study" (2012). Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Faculty Papers. Paper 14.