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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: also known as Broken Heart Syndrome. This represents a transient cardiomyopathy caused, we think, by a catecholamine surge. Classic findings on echocardiography are apical ballooning and a hyperdynamic base; the heart has the shape of an octopus trap, hence the name Takotsubo.

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Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
ST Elevation Edit No accuracy specified.

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