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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

When the brain hurts the heart: status epilepticus inducing tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy Volume 21, issue 3, June 2019

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  • When the brain hurts the heart: status epilepticus inducing tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

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1 Unit of Neurology, OCSAE Hospital, AOU, Modena
2 Unit of Cardiology, OCSAE Hospital, AUSL, Modena
3 Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences; Centre for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
* Correspondence: Giada Giovannini Unit of Neurology, Via Giardini 1355, 41126, OCSAE Hospital, AOU Modena, Italy
  • Key words: tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, status epilepticus, seizure, epilepsy
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2019.1068
  • Page(s) : 235-43
  • Published in: 2019

Aims

Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a transient myocardial dysfunction mainly affecting the left ventricle, mimicking an acute coronary syndrome. This condition can be precipitated either by psychological/physical stressful events or by a number of medical conditions among which are seizures and status epilepticus (SE). The evolution is mostly favourable but sometimes TTC can evolve into life-threatening conditions.