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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(10), 485-488
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-10-1
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COVID-19 Pandemic Induced Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy

Kyle Martin S. Alimurung1, Darleen Sy2 and Benjamin N. Alimurung2,

1Department of Medicine, Makati Medical Center, #2 Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229, Philippines

2Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Makati Medical Center, #2 Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229, Philippines

Pub. Date: June 03, 2021

Cite this paper:
Kyle Martin S. Alimurung, Darleen Sy and Benjamin N. Alimurung. COVID-19 Pandemic Induced Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(10):485-488. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-10-1


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a diverse spectrum of medical conditions, including stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy, which may be triggered by severe emotional or physical distress leading to reversible acute heart failure. This case highlights stress cardiomyopathy complicated by pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock in an 86-year-old female, confirmed COVID-19 negative by RT PCR for SARS-CoV-2, brought about by intense emotional stress triggered by the ongoing pandemic.

COVID-19 pandemic stress cardiomyopathy Takotsubo cardiomyopathy heart failure

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