Out-of-hospital versus in-hospital Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Analysis of 3719 patients in the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database in Japan.
ABSTRACT Although Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) generally occurs after a stressful event out-of-hospital, it occasionally occurs secondary to acute medical illness after hospital admission. No study has examined and compared patient backgrounds and in-hospital outcomes between patients with out-of-hospital TC and those with in-hospital TC.
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ABSTRACT: Background Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is an acute cardiac syndrome characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction and relatively good prognosis after discharge. However, cardiac complications during hospitalization remain to be fully determined. We attempted to determine features characterizing patients with adverse clinical outcome by comparing those with cardiac complication and without cardiac complication during hospitalization. Methods and results We investigated 107 patients with TC from the Tokyo CCU Network database, comprising 67 cardiovascular centers in the metropolitan area during January 1 to December 31, 2010. Cardiac complications were defined as cardiac death, pump failure (Killip grade ≥ II), sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (SVT/VF), and advanced atrioventricular block (AVB). Cardiac complications were observed in 41 patients (37 pump failure complicated by 3 cardiac deaths and 2 SVT/VF and 2 AVB without pump failure), and there was no cardiac complication in the remaining 66 patients. There was no difference in age, peak creatinine kinase level, C-reactive protein level and ST elevation on electrocardiogram. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that white blood cell count (p = 0.039) and brain natriuretic peptide (p = 0.001) were independent predictors of in-hospital adverse cardiac complications. Conclusions Cardiac complications are relatively high in patients with TC during hospitalization. High white blood cell count and brain natriuretic peptide level are associated with poor clinical outcome in patients with TC.Journal of Cardiology 01/2013; · 2.57 Impact Factor
- Circulation 03/2011; 123(18):e426-579. · 14.95 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Acute left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is common in the critical care setting and more frequently affects the elderly and patients with comorbidities. Because of increased mortality and the potential for significant improvement with early revascularization, the practitioner must first consider acute coronary syndrome. However, variants of stress (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy may be more prevalent in ICU settings than previously recognized. Early diagnosis is important to direct treatment of complications of stress cardiomyopathy, such as dynamic LV outflow tract obstruction, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Global LV dysfunction occurs in the critically ill because of the cardio-depressant effect of inflammatory mediators and endotoxins in septic shock as well as direct catecholamine toxicity. Tachycardia, hypertension, and severe metabolic abnormalities can independently cause global LV dysfunction, which typically improves with addressing the precipitating factor. Routine troponin testing may help early detection of cardiac injury and biomarkers could have prognostic value independent of prior cardiac disease. Echocardiography is ideally suited to quantify LV dysfunction and determine its most likely cause. LV dysfunction suggests a worse prognosis, but with appropriate therapy outcomes can be optimized.Chest 07/2010; 138(1):198-207. · 7.13 Impact Factor