Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Adrenal Insufficiency: A Case Report and Literature Review.
We report a case of a middle-aged female who presented with altered mental status, hypotension, and hypoglycemia and was diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency. She was also found to have elevated troponin I on initial evaluation with diffuse T wave inversions on electrocardiogram. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed ejection fraction of 38% with apical akinesia. Subsequent left heart catheterization revealed clean coronary arteries. She was diagnosed with typical Takotsubo cardiomyopathy secondary to adrenal insufficiency. She was managed with IV hydrocortisone with resolution of symptoms. This article adds to the select few cases in the literature of the association of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy resulting from secondary adrenal insufficiency.
Case Rep Cardiol
Garrahy, I., Nicholas, P., Oladiran, O., & Nazir, S. (2020). Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Adrenal Insufficiency: A Case Report and Literature Review.. Case Rep Cardiol, 2020, 6876951-6876951. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/6876951