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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5189741, 5 pages
Case Report

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Coexisting with Acute Pericarditis and Myocardial Bridge

1Department of Cardiology, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14456 13131, Iran
2Department of Cardiology, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
3Department of Internal Medicine, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received 24 January 2016; Revised 28 April 2016; Accepted 12 June 2016

Academic Editor: Kjell Nikus

Copyright © 2016 Seyed Hashem Sezavar 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 (TCM) is a stress-induced cardiomyopathy that occurs primarily in postmenopausal women. It mimics clinical picture of acute coronary syndrome with nonobstructive coronary arteries and a characteristic transient left (or bi-) ventricular apical ballooning at angiography. The exact pathogenesis of TCM is not well recognized. Hereby we present an unusual case of TCM that presents with signs and symptoms of acute pericarditis and was also found to have a coexisting coronary muscle bridge on coronary angiography. We discuss the impact of these associations in better understanding of the pathogenesis of TCM.