Myocardial edema is a feature of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy and is related to the severity of systolic dysfunction: Insights from T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Hassan Abdel-Aty, Myra Cocker, Matthias G. Friedrich

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

84 Scopus citations

Abstract

We investigated if myocardial edema is a feature of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC). Seven TTC patients in the acute phase were studied using cine, T2 and late enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). A transmural area of high T2 signal was visible involving the mid-anterior wall and apical segments matching the distribution of hypokinesis. CMR-identified edema is a feature of TTC. This may provide insight into the pathophysiology of stress-induced cardiomyopathy and serve as a useful tool for its non-invasive characterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume132
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2009

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • Late gadolinium enhancement
  • Myocardial edema
  • T2-weighted
  • Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Myocardial edema is a feature of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy and is related to the severity of systolic dysfunction: Insights from T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this