San Valentine´s ALS

Takotsubo in ALS
Takotsubo in ALS

A 40 year – old woman, previously fit and well and without cardiovascular risk factors, presents to A&E on San Valentine´s day, 1 hour after breaking up with her boyfriend, with chest pain and dyspnoea. ECG shows ST elevation. You suspect a Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Which of the following are correct?:

a) Troponin will not be elevated.

b) This diagnosis will be confirmed via cardiac catheterization.

c) Takotsubo has been linked to near – drowning episodes.

d) Peak occurrence for Takotsubo is during the evening hours.

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