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Case Report

Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy from Myasthenic Crisis: A Case Report

Anub John1*, Sanjeev Singh1, Angelica Singh2 and Carrie G Lenneman1,3,4
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2Stony Brook University, New York City, New York, USA
3Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville, USA
4Robley Rex Louisville VAMC, Kentucky, USA
Corresponding Author : Anub John
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Received July 18, 2014; Accepted Aug 28, 2014; Published Sep 04, 2014
Citation: John A, Singh S, Singh A, Lenneman CG (2014) Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy from Myasthenic Crisis: A Case Report. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2: 174. doi: 10.4172/2329-9517.1000174
Copyright: © 2014 John A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

A 34 year old female with undiagnosed myasthenia gravis (MG) presented with shortness of breath and weakness. She was diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia and myasthenic crisis (MC). Her hospital course was complicated by hypoxemic respiratory failure requiring intubation with echocardiography revealing a hyper-dynamic apex and basilar hypokinesis consistent with Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (RTCM). We present the first published case of RTCM from MC and review the existing cases of stress induced cardiomyopathies in MG patients.

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