Octopus Pot Heart – Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy occurs when extreme physical or emotional stress causes, not a blocked artery, but a direct effect on the heart muscle – it stops working properly. It looks and feels like a “heart attack”, and it can be fatal.

We need to exclude a blocked artery (a coronary problem) and infections that can sometimes affect the heart i.e. myocarditis.

However, it we can tide you over in the 1st week, the amazing thing is that the heart can go back to normal function again.

Read more here.

Posted on 01 September 2019
Author: Dr Iqbal Malik
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