Ascending aortic aneurysm repair in the setting of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

Matteo Matteucci*, Sandro Ferrarese, Claudio Corazzari, Gaia Telli, Vittorio Mantovani, Roberto Lorusso, Cesare Beghi

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Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is characterized by acute but transient ventricular dysfunction without obstructive coronary artery disease, generally precipitated by emotional and physical triggers. We describe this syndrome in a 76-year-old woman who was admitted with thoracic pain secondary to TC as shown by echocardiographic assessment, with a concurrent diagnosis of giant ascending aortic aneurism. Surgical intervention was delayed to allow ventricular recovery and then to perform ascending aorta replacement. An individualized perioperative approach was applied to avoid a possible TC recurrence with an uneventful postoperative course.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0267659120950206
Pages (from-to)429-431
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Early online date20 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • ascending aortic aneurysm
  • Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy
  • cardiac surgery

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