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What becomes of the broken-hearted? A typical case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC), or apical ballooning syndrome (ABS), is becoming an increasingly recognised entity. Usually preceded by emotional stress, it is characterised by chest pain associated with ST-segment elevation on the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), elevated cardiac biomarkers, and reversible left ventricular (LV) apical hypokinesia, making it an important differential diagnosis…

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