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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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ESPINOZA-ALVA, Daniel; PAMPA-QUENTA, Deyvi O; RODRIGUEZ-OLIVARES, René R  and  GABINO-GONZALES, Giorgio. Clinical features and complications of Takotsubo syndrome in a peruvian social security referral center. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.2, pp.255-259. ISSN 1726-4634.

In order to describe the clinical features and complications of Takotsubo syndrome, a case series study was conducted with patients admitted with this pathology to the National Cardiovascular Institute-INCOR in Lima-Peru between January 2013 and December 2018. Twenty-six patients (26) were included, with an average age of 69 years and female predominance (96.2%); additionally, a trigger was identified in 23 cases (88.5%). In the electrocardiogram, 61.5% had ST segment elevation; and, in the evolution, 92.3% showed negative T waves and 38.5% a QTc interval >500 ms. In-hospital complications were cardiogenic shock (11.5%), atrial fibrillation (7.7%) and ventricular tachycardia (7.7%). In this series, Takotsubo syndrome predominated in postmenopausal women, usually triggered by a stressor, with a low complication rate and no in-hospital mortality.

Keywords : Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy; Complications; Peru.

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