Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Caused by the Virus or the Demands of the Many Being Placed on the Few?
  • Mustafa Mohammed
    Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Samer Zakhour
    Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Jasneet Devgun
    Department of Cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • James Lee
    Department of Cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Thomas Keimig
    Department of Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Dee Dee Wang
    Department of Cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

Keywords

Takotsubo, healthcare worker, COVID-19

Abstract

We present a case of Takotsubo (stress-induced) cardiomyopathy (TCM) in a healthcare worker that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. TCM, or broken-heart syndrome, has various presentations. This case sheds light on how stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic may cause cardiac illness in healthcare workers.

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    Published: 2020-11-30
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 12 (view)


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    Mohammed M, Zakhour S, Devgun J, Lee J, Keimig T, Wang DD. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Caused by the Virus or the Demands of the Many Being Placed on the Few? . EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_002088.