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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2015; 17(2): 73-75.
Published online December 31, 2015.
doi: https://doi.org/10.14253/kjcn.2015.17.2.73
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Chul-Hoo Kang, Jung Hwan Oh, Sook Keun Song, and Sa-Yoon Kang
Department of Neurology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sa-Yoon Kang ,Tel: +82-64-754-8175 , Fax: +82-64-717-1630, Email: neurokang@jejunu.ac.kr
Received October 13, 2014    Accepted June 16, 2015
Copyright 2015 by The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
A 69-year-old woman presented with a progressive limb weakness. Both clinical and neurophysiological findings were consistent with diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Two days after admission, the patient suffered from an acute coronary syndrome without stenosis at coronary arteriography. Echocardiography revealed left ventricular inferior wall and apical akinesia and decreased ejection fraction. A diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was then made. Left ventricular dysfunction and electrocardiography normalized within one month. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy can be developed as a complication of GBS.
Key words: Guillain-Barré syndrome, Heart failure, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
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