Cardiac sarcoidosis mimicking Takotsubo syndrome.


An unusual case of cardiac sarcoidosis is described. A woman with biopsy proven lung sarcoidosis was presented on admission in hospital as ventricular tachycardia and non Q myocardial infarction. Ultrasound of the heart and coronarography examination presented Takotsubo syndrome, "ballooning heart", and normal blood vessels. Cardiac sarcoidosis and Takotsubo syndrome are diseases where definitive etiological factor was not found. This case report suggests the existence of their similar pathogenesis. As far as we know, this is the first described connection between Takotsubo syndrome and cardiac sarcoidosis.


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