Takotsubo cardiomyopathy vs acute myocardial infarction: diagnostic utility of subtle ECG differences.
The clinical findings of Takatsubo Cardiomyopathy and acute myocardial infarction can be very similar. While Takatsubo cardiomyopathy rarely leads to severe complications, acute myocardial infarction can be life threatening. Treatment of both these conditions is different and so it is imperative for clinicians to have a high index of suspicion for either. Several EKG differences between the two entities have been proposed. This article summarizes the EKG changes most likely seen in Takatsubo cardiomyopathy and compares them to those seen in Acute Myocardial infarction.
International Journal of Emergency Medicine
(2011). Takotsubo cardiomyopathy vs acute myocardial infarction: diagnostic utility of subtle ECG differences.. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 4, 17.
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