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G Khoueiry, N Abi Rafeh, B Azab, E Markman, A Waked, G Abourjaili, M Shariff and T Costantino
Abstract
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is seen, though rarely, in anaphylaxis treated with epinephrine. Stress cardiomyopathy is most likely to occur in middle-aged women. The underlying etiology is believed to be related to catecholamine release in periods of intense stress. Catecholamines administered exogenously, and those secreted by neuroendocrine tumors (e.g., pheochromocytoma) or during anaphylaxis have been reported to cause apical ballooning syndrome, or takotsubo syndrome. However, reverse takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy is rarely seen or reported in anaphylaxis treated with epinephrine.
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Neuroendocrine tumor, Norepinephrine, Cardiovascular diseases, Cardiomyopathy, Pheochromocytoma, Epinephrine, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, Catecholamine
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