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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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VADALA, Sabrina et al. Stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy in a patient with anorexia nervosa. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2014, vol.74, n.3, pp.222-224. ISSN 0025-7680.

We report the case of a woman with anorexia nervosa who developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by emotional stress and electrolyte disturbances. The patient improved with conservative management. Descriptions of stress-cardiomiopathy in association with eating disorders are often of higher severity and related to QT prolongation because of electrolyte abnormalities, ventricular arrhythmias and hypoglycemia. A review of cardiovascular compromise in patients with anorexia nervosa is performed.

Keywords : Cardiomyopathy; Stress; Takotsubo; Anorexia nervosa.

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