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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5631264, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5631264
Case Report

Conventional Coronary Angiography Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Complicated with Cardiac Tamponade

1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University and Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Republic of Korea
2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University and Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Jeong Rang Park

Received 11 October 2016; Accepted 23 January 2017; Published 1 March 2017

Academic Editor: Tayfun Sahin

Copyright © 2017 Min Gyu Kang 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 a transient left ventricular dysfunction that typically occurs after emotional or physical stress. TCM has a benign prognosis and serious complications are uncommon. However, though very rarely reported, cardiac tamponade has occurred on some occasions. We hereby report the case of a 70-year-old woman who underwent coronary angiography with an ergonovine provocation test to evaluate recurrent chest pain and was readmitted 7 days later presenting with TCM, followed by left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and cardiac tamponade.