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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Hip Fracture - Delay the Case or Proceed to Surgery?

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Alexander Izakson*1,3 and Irena Nordkin2,3

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    • 1Departments of Anesthesiology, Ziv Medical Centre, Israel
    • 2Department of Cardiology, Ziv medical Center, Israel
    • 3Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    *Corresponding author:Alexander Izakson, Department of Aneshesiology, Ziv Medical Center; Derech Ha Rambam, Safed, Israel, Tel: 972508434102; Fax: 972776828359; Email: Alexander.i@ziv.health.gov.il

Received: May 02, 2018;   Published: May 16,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.0001075

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Abstract

Background:In most cases, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is triggered by emotional or physical stress and is a unique form of reversible cardiomyopathy. Outcomes of the disease and possible complications are still unknown in patients who have to undergo surgery. We report a case of an elderly woman with a hip fracture and stress induced cardiomyopathy who underwent surgery shortly after the onset of the illness.

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