Troponin I/ejection fraction ratio: A new index to differentiate Takotsubo cardiomyopathy from myocardial infarction

Salvatore Evola, Pasquale Assennato, Giuseppina Novo, Francesco Giambanco, Salvatore Novo, Francesco Giambanco, Francesco Giambanco, Vito Bonomo

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Abstract

The clinical presentation of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) can often simulate an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), presenting with precordial pain or dyspnea, de novo electrocardiographic (ECG) modifications and raised cardiac biomarkers [ 1 , 2 , 3 ]. Pathogenesis and therapy of this disease are still controversial [ 4 , 5 , 6 , 7]. During the acute phase, when patients are admitted to coronary care unit, it is very important to discriminate between these two conditions, in order to provide the appropriate treatment strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Volume180
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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