Slowly resolving global myocardial inflammation/oedema in Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy: evidence from T2-weighted cardiac MRI

Christopher Neil, Thanh Ha Nguyen, Angela Kucia, Benjamin Crouch, Aaron Sverdlov, Yuliy Chirkov, Gnanadevan Mahadavan, Joseph Selvanayagam, Dana Dawson, John Beltrame, Christopher Zeitz, Steven Unger, Thomas Redpath, Michael Frenneaux, John Horowitz

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Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is associated with regional left ventricular dysfunction, independent of the presence of fixed coronary artery disease. Previous studies have used T2-weighted cardiac MRI to demonstrate the presence of periapical oedema. The authors sought to determine the distribution, resolution and correlates of oedema in TTC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-84
Number of pages7
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Edema
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardium
  • Natriuretic Peptide, Brain
  • Normetanephrine
  • Peptide Fragments
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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