Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patient

Kamal Hassan, Shadi Hassan, Fadi Hassan, Dunia Hassan, Shadia Hassan

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is characterized by clinical and electrocardiographic features that mimic acute myocardial infarction, normal or mildly elevated cardiac enzymes, distinctive left ventricular wall motion abnormalities, and absence of significant obstructive coronary artery disease. Often there is a history of emotional stress and usually encountered in postmenopausal women. Excessive catecholamine stimulation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of TTC. Usually, this condition is reversible within several weeks to months. Only two cases of TTC were described in patients on hemodialysis. To our knowledge, we report the first case of TTC in peritoneal dialysis and the first case associated with peritonitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-907
Number of pages4
JournalRenal Failure
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Peritonitis
  • Takotsubo


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