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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 131828, 5 pages
Case Report

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy “Variations on a Theme”

1Department of Cardiology, Spaarne Ziekenhuis, Spaarnepoort 1, 2134 TM Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
2Department of Cardiology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Received 30 May 2011; Accepted 3 July 2011

Academic Editors: H. Kitaoka and A. P. Mansur

Copyright © 2011 Kjell Bogaard et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a fairly new diagnosis in the cardiologist's repertoire. It can present itself in multiple different forms. We describe three cases of TTC with different etiologies illustrating the broad spectrum of presentations.