Takotsubo's cardiomyopathy may be perceived as a zebra, but it is extremely common in the ICU (as a secondary consequence of endogenous stress and exogenous catecholamines). With increasing recognition, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is also noted to underlie ~1-2% of patients presenting with chest pain and a similar fraction of cath lab activations.
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- IBCC chapter & cast – Analgesia for the critically ill patient - August 10, 2020
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