Inverted stress- induced cardiomyopathy as a unusual variant
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Stress- induced cardiomyopathy (SIC) also known as “takotsubo cardiomyopathy” is characterized by reversible left ventricular dysfunction with chest symptoms (pain or dyspnea), electrocardiogram changes that mimic those of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and minor elevation in serum levels of cardiac enzymes in patients with normal coronary angiography. While echocardiography revealed apical ballooning in the majority of cases, a small part of patients present with basal dysfunction also defined as “inverted or reverse SIC”. Inversely to classic form of SIC, which mainly affects postmenopausal women, the reverse variant of SIC occurs essentially in younger females and is always triggered by emotional or physical stress.We report an extremely rare case of inverted SIC which occurred in young women after cesarean delivery....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4850726/
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