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Takotsubo Syndrome as a Cause of False Acute Abdomen in the Early Postoperative Period After Bariatric Surgery-a Report of Two Cases.

Research paper by Fabio F Viegas, Carla C Viegas, Enio E França, Klaus K Kleuser, Fernando F de Barros

Indexed on: 10 Aug '16Published on: 10 Aug '16Published in: Obesity Surgery



Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome, also known as broken-heart syndrome, stress-induced cardiomyopathy or transient apical ballooning syndrome, is a transient disorder characterized by segmental left ventricular failure in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Most cases of Takotsubo syndrome are caused by acute stress that leads to a sudden, temporary weakening of the cardiac musculature. This stress triggers a rise in circulating catecholamine levels that results in acute ventricular dysfunction. In this report, we describe two cases of Takotsubo syndrome in the early postoperative period after bariatric surgery.