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Harb, BM; Wonisch, M; Fruhwald, F; Fazekas, C.
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy and post-traumatic stress disorder after a skiing accident: a case report.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2015; 127(5-6):222-224 (- Case Report)
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Fazekas Christian
Fruhwald Friedrich
Wonisch Manfred
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Abstract:
Symptoms of a post-traumatic stress disorder can follow Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. This vignette describes such a linkage and exemplifies the risk that these symptoms may remain undetected. After a skiing accident that had evoked existential fear of suffocation, a post-menopausal woman was diagnosed with Tako-tsubo syndrome and myocardial contusion. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder appeared 2 weeks after remission of the cardiomyopathy. Two months later, a psychological assessment was conducted during cardiac rehabilitation. A post-traumatic stress disorder was diagnosed and successfully treated by narrative exposure. This case report suggests that these patients should be informed during the initial hospital stay that post-traumatic stress symptoms could appear. It also suggests including a screening for post-traumatic stress disorder in the follow-up of these patients.
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Accidents - psychology
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Female -
Humans -
Middle Aged -
Skiing - injuries
Skiing - psychology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - diagnosis
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - etiology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - psychology
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy - diagnosis
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy - etiology
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Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy
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