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Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for evidence of stress-induced cardiomyopathy as reported by Wittstein et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, comorbid conditions, psychological response

ICD-10:

I51.81

Description:

Severe, sudden emotional stress can result in myocardial stunning and dysfunction. Wittstein et al identified clinical features of the syndrome. The authors are from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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