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Case Report
Volume 2, Issue 1 (May Issue)

Ventricular Septal Perforation Following Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Shintaro Yamazaki1*, Masanori Kato1 and Masaaki Toyama2

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fuji Heavy Industries Health Insurance Society Ota Memorial Hospital, Gunma, Japan

2Department of Cardiac & Vascular Surgery, Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan

*Corresponding author: Shintaro Yamazaki, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ota Memorial Hospital, Oshimacho, Ota City, Gunma, Japan.

Received: April 12, 2022; Accepted: April 25, 2022; Published: May 05, 2022

Citation: Yamazaki S, Kato M, Toyama M. Ventricular Septal Perforation Following Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Case Rep Clin Cardiol J. 2022; 2(1): 111.

Ventricular Septal Perforation Following Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Ventricular septal perforation is a well-known complication following acute myocardial infarction, but it rarely complicates takotsubo cardiomyopathy. A 76-year-old woman, who had dyspnea, had been admitted for takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Systolic murmur that was loudest at the apex was heard. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed shunt flow from the left ventricle to the right ventricle. Ventricular septal perforation following takotsubo cardiomyopathy was diagnosed. Intra-aortic balloon pumping was immediately started. We successfully performed patch repair. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy complicated by ventricular septal perforation is a rare and critical condition that requires optimal treatment and careful monitoring.

Keywords: Ventricular septal; Cardiomyopathy