Atypical Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy With Persistent Left Ventricular Aneurysm After Cardiac Surgery
Keywords:Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, caridiac surgery, complication, prognosis
A 57-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of severe mitral regurgitation. Minimally invasive mitral valvuloplasty was performed. Six months after surgery, he presented with discomfort. Urgent coronary angiography showed a normal coronary artery and large left ventricular aneurysm. After atypical Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was diagnosed, his clinical symptoms and heart function were improved with medication for his persistent left ventricular aneurysm. After 24 hours, Hotler showed a lethal ventricular arrhythmia.
Surgical treatment was recommended and refused. After four years of observation, he died of asystole. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is considered a severe complication after surgery. The prognosis is very poor if it has catastrophic complications.
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