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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 640795, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/640795
Case Report

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A New Perspective in Asthma

1Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
2Harvard Medical School, USA

Received 3 May 2015; Revised 30 June 2015; Accepted 1 July 2015

Academic Editor: Filippo M. Sarullo

Copyright © 2015 Fady Y. Marmoush 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.

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is an entity of reversible cardiomyopathy known for its association with physical or emotional stress and may mimic myocardial infarction. We report an exceedingly rare case of albuterol-induced TCM with moderate asthma exacerbation. An interesting association that may help in understanding the etiology of TCM in the asthmatic population. Although the prognosis of TCM is excellent, it is crucial to recognize beta agonists as a potential stressor.