Tako-tsubo syndrome as a consequence and cause of stroke.

Bersano, A; Melchiorre, P; Moschwitis, G; Tavarini, F; Cereda, C; Micieli, G; Parati, E; Bassetti, Claudio (2014). Tako-tsubo syndrome as a consequence and cause of stroke. (In Press). Functional Neurology, 29(2), pp. 135-137. 10.11138/FNeur/2014.29.2.135

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Since tako-tsubo syndrome (TS) frequently appears soon after stroke (usually stroke involving the insular cortex), it is believed to be a consequence rather than a cause of stroke. Herein, we describe a 70-year-old woman presenting with a left middle cerebral artery stroke (involving the insular cortex) who developed a further contralateral ischemic stroke with concomitant detection of a transient intracardiac mural thrombus attributable to TS. It can reasonably be maintained that that in our patient insular stroke triggered the TS, which in turn became the embolic cause of a further stroke. Given the association between TS and the risk of embolic stroke, congestive heart failure and sudden death, stroke physicians need to promptly detect and appropriately manage this condition.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Bassetti, Claudio

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1971-3274

Language:

English

Submitter:

Valentina Rossetti

Date Deposited:

27 Feb 2015 10:57

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2019 20:07

Publisher DOI:

10.11138/FNeur/2014.29.2.135

PubMed ID:

25072701

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63682

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63682

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