Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9880


Pericardial Effusion in the Setting of Takosubo Cardiomyopathy

Perry Fisher, Rajbir Sidhu, Supreeti Behuria and Maurice Rachko

We present a case of pericardial effusion in the setting of Takosubo Cardiomyopathy. Our case is instructive in highlighting the importance of careful clinical observation in the setting of decreased left ventricular function and also in challenging out understanding of the pathophysiology of Takosubo Cardiomyopathy. This case demonstrates how Takosubo Cardiomyopathy can extend beyond the myocardium into the pericardium where the inflammatory response can present in the form of a pericardial effusion. Here we report an incident of Takosubo Cardiomyopathy with the development of pericardial effusion.