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J Med Internet Res ; 24(9): e39360, 2022 09 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2054795

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: The incidence of Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), also known as the broken heart syndrome or stress cardiomyopathy, is increasing worldwide. The understanding of its prognosis has been progressively evolving and currently appears to be poorer than previously thought, which has attracted the attention of researchers. An attempt to recognize the awareness of this condition among the general population drove us to analyze the dissemination of this topic on TikTok, a popular short-video-based social media platform. We found a considerable number of videos on TTS on TikTok; however, the quality of the presented information remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the quality and audience engagement of TTS-related videos on TikTok. METHODS: Videos on the TikTok platform were explored on August 2, 2021 to identify those related to TTS by using 6 Chinese keywords. A total of 2549 videos were found, of which 80 met our inclusion criteria and were evaluated for their characteristics, content, quality, and reliability. The quality and reliability were rated using the DISCERN instrument and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) criteria by 2 reviewers independently, and a score was assigned. Descriptive statistics were generated, and the Kruskal-Wallis test was used for statistical analysis. Multiple linear regression was performed to evaluate the association between audience engagement and other factors such as video content, video quality, and author types. RESULTS: The scores assigned to the selected video content were low with regard to the diagnosis (0.66/2) and management (0.34/2) of TTS. The evaluated videos were found to have an average score of 36.93 out of 80 on the DISCERN instrument and 1.51 out of 4 per the JAMA criteria. None of the evaluated videos met all the JAMA criteria. The quality of the relayed information varied by source (All P<.05). TTS-related videos made by health care professionals accounted for 28% (22/80) of all the evaluated videos and had the highest DISCERN scores with an average of 40.59 out of 80. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that author types that identified as health professionals (exponentiated regression coefficient 17.48, 95% CI 2.29-133.52; P=.006) and individual science communicators (exponentiated regression coefficient 13.38, 95% CI 1.83-97.88; P=.01) were significant and independent determinants of audience engagement (in terms of the number of likes). Other author types of videos, video content, and DISCERN document scores were not associated with higher likes. CONCLUSIONS: We found that the quality of videos regarding TTS for patient education on TikTok is poor. Patients should be cautious about health-related information on TikTok. The formulation of a measure for video quality review is necessary, especially when the purpose of the published content is to educate and increase awareness on a health-related topic.


Subject(s)
Social Media , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , Humans , Information Dissemination , Reproducibility of Results , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Video Recording
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Echocardiography ; 39(7): 920-934, 2022 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1901654

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome is a clinical syndrome characterized by an acute and transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction related to an emotional or physical stressful event. CASE PRESENTATION: During the Covid-19 pandemic, five cases of Takotsubo syndrome in hospitalized, mechanically ventilated patients due critical SARS-CoV-2 infection have been identified at our institution. Here we present the electrocardiographic, echocardiographic and angiographic characteristics of this case series. All cases were initially suspected by echocardiography performed due an abnormal electrocardiogram, troponin elevation or clinical deterioration. CONCLUSION: A high index of suspicion should be sought to identify Takotsubo syndrome and other cardiac complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , COVID-19/complications , Echocardiography , Electrocardiography , Humans , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnostic imaging
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J Am Coll Cardiol ; 79(21): 2085-2093, 2022 05 31.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1872038

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Male sex in takotsubo syndrome (TTS) has a low incidence and it is still not well characterized. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to describe TTS sex differences. METHODS: TTS patients enrolled in the international multicenter GEIST (GErman Italian Spanish Takotsubo) registry were analyzed. Comparisons between sexes were performed within the overall cohort and using an adjusted analysis with 1:1 propensity score matching for age, comorbidities, and kind of trigger. RESULTS: In total, 286 (11%) of 2,492 TTS patients were men. Male patients were younger (age 69 ± 13 years vs 71 ± 11 years; P = 0.005), with higher prevalence of comorbid conditions (diabetes mellitus 25% vs 19%; P = 0.01; pulmonary diseases 21% vs 15%; P = 0.006; malignancies 25% vs 13%; P < 0.001) and physical trigger (55 vs 32% P < 0.01). Propensity-score matching yielded 207 patients from each group. After 1:1 propensity matching, male patients had higher rates of cardiogenic shock and in-hospital mortality (16% vs 6% and 8% vs 3%, respectively; both P < 0.05). Long-term mortality rate was 4.3% per patient-year (men 10%, women 3.8%). Survival analysis showed higher mortality rate in men during the acute phase in both cohorts (overall: P < 0.001; matched: P = 0.001); mortality rate after 60 days was higher in men in the overall (P = 0.002) but not in the matched cohort (P = 0.541). Within the overall population, male sex remained independently associated with both in-hospital (OR: 2.26; 95% CI: 1.16-4.40) and long-term mortality (HR: 1.83; 95% CI: 1.32-2.52). CONCLUSIONS: Male TTS is featured by a distinct high-risk phenotype requiring close in-hospital monitoring and long-term follow-up.


Subject(s)
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , Female , Humans , Male , Registries , Sex Characteristics , Sex Factors , Shock, Cardiogenic/complications , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/complications , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/epidemiology
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Future Cardiol ; 17(8): 1293-1295, 2021 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1855269
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ESC Heart Fail ; 9(4): 2719-2723, 2022 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1825931

ABSTRACT

Rates of stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy have increased during the coronavirus pandemic due to social stressors, even in patients who are not infected with the virus. At times, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) may present as cardiogenic shock. Herein, we present a case during the pandemic of shock from TC secondary to left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO), mitral regurgitation (MR), and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. The contrasting management strategy of LVOTO, MR, and LV failure was cause for clinical challenge, and we highlight the balance of treating these opposing forces.


Subject(s)
Mitral Valve Insufficiency , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , Ventricular Outflow Obstruction , Humans , Mitral Valve Insufficiency/complications , Mitral Valve Insufficiency/diagnosis , Shock, Cardiogenic/complications , Shock, Cardiogenic/etiology , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/complications , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Ventricular Outflow Obstruction/complications , Ventricular Outflow Obstruction/diagnosis
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Ann Palliat Med ; 11(4): 1505-1517, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1780389

ABSTRACT

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is often acute with a high mortality rate and is subject to relapse. Meanwhile, its complex pathogenesis has attracted increasing attention. To learn more about TTC, CiteSpace V.5.7 R5W was used in this study to analyze the research status, hot spots, and trends in TTC before 2020. The keywords, co-citation references, as well as country and institution distribution were explored. A total of 2,349 papers were reviewed. The United States, Italy, and Germany were the main countries studying TTC and had good cooperation relationships. The Mayo Clinic topped the institution list, but the rate of inter-institutional cooperation was not high. Research hotspots include disease features, auxiliary diagnostic methods, epidemiology, and pathophysiological mechanisms, and the latest ones are complications related to prognosis, such as cardiovascular abnormalities caused by myocardial infarction and normal or non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA), atrial fibrillation, stroke, cancer, and COVID-19. In conclusion, the research of TTC is in a hot development period. Our research will help clinicians and researchers to better understand TTC and its research status by providing a foundation for research objectives. In doing this, our research will help to provide better scientific management, diagnosis, and treatment for patients with TTC, which will in turn improve the prognosis of this condition.


Subject(s)
Atrial Fibrillation , COVID-19 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , Germany , Humans , Prognosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/epidemiology , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/etiology
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Medicina (Kaunas) ; 58(2)2022 Jan 27.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1686883

ABSTRACT

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with several cardiovascular manifestations including myocardial injury, myocarditis, arrhythmia, and pulmonary embolism. Rare cases of stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or takotsubo syndrome have also been reported during the acute infection, and secondary to stress following lockdown and self-isolation. Diagnosis in the setting of the acute infection is challenging since conventional imaging modalities such as transthoracic echocardiography and coronary angiography should be restricted to minimize physician-patient contact until the patients is tested negative for COVID-19. The use of point of care hand-held ultrasound is appropriate for this purpose. The overall course of the disease seems to be similar to takotsubo in the general population. Physicians should be familiar with the clinical presentation, possible complications, and management of takotsubo during COVID-19 outbreak. Here, we review the special considerations in the diagnosis and management of takotsubo syndrome during the current pandemic.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Cardiomyopathies , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , Cardiomyopathies/complications , Communicable Disease Control , Humans , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/epidemiology , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/etiology
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BMJ Case Rep ; 15(1)2022 Jan 18.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1638046

ABSTRACT

We present an unusual case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) following administration of the second dose of the DNA ChadOX1 nCOV-19 (AZD122) vaccination. This woman in her early 50s presented to the emergency department 8 days following her vaccine with central chest pain. Initial investigations revealed a raised troponin and evolving T wave inversion on ECG. Acute coronary syndrome management was commenced. Further investigations revealed non-obstructive coronary arteries on coronary angiography and imaging revealed hypokinesia of the anterior and anterior-septal walls in the apex and midcavity level, myocardial oedema and no infarction, all in keeping with TTC. Given the large-scale roll out of vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic better understanding of potential adverse events is essential. This is the first case report of TTC following a second dose of the DNA ChadOX1 nCOV-19 (AZD122) vaccination.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , COVID-19 Vaccines , Female , Humans , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/etiology , Vaccination/adverse effects
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Cardiol Young ; 32(8): 1341-1343, 2022 Aug.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1573504

ABSTRACT

Cases of severe heart damage in patients presenting with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children are one of the most intriguing phenomena during the coronavirus disease of 2019 pandemic. The pathophysiology of myocardial changes in the course of this syndrome has not been fully understood yet. We present a case of a child with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and with cardiac changes corresponding to Takotsubo syndrome.


Subject(s)
Connective Tissue Diseases , Coronavirus Infections , Pneumonia, Viral , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , COVID-19/complications , Child , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Humans , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/etiology
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CEN Case Rep ; 11(2): 220-224, 2022 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1499535

ABSTRACT

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 220 million individuals since the global pandemic began. There is an urgent need for safe and effective vaccines, and vaccinations, such as mRNA vaccines, have been initiated worldwide. However, the adverse effects of these vaccines remain unclear. We herein present a case of an 80-year-old female on maintenance hemodialysis who developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy 4 days after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. There was no obvious trigger for the onset of takotsubo cardiomyopathy other than the COVID-19 vaccination, which was the most significant event preceding her presentation. Echocardiograms obtained during her admission allowed us to monitor and show the recovery of left ventricular wall motion. We confirmed the diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy based on the findings, including transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic abnormalities, an elevated troponin level, and the absence of occlusive coronary artery disease. In the present case, the vaccination may have triggered emotional or physical stress. Although difficulties are associated with proving the causal relationship in the present case, the temporal relationship between the vaccination and the onset of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is highly suggestive. The adverse effects associated with the vaccine are typical of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date, most of which are acceptable. Therefore, despite our experience of the present case, we still recommend the vaccination for COVID-19 because takotsubo cardiomyopathy induced by the COVID-19 vaccine is extremely rare and the prognosis of the patient was good. We herein present the first case of a patient on hemodialysis who developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy after receiving COVID-19 vaccination.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy , Aged, 80 and over , BNT162 Vaccine , COVID-19 Vaccines/adverse effects , Female , Humans , Renal Dialysis/adverse effects , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/etiology , Vaccination/adverse effects
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Exp Clin Transplant ; 19(11): 1232-1237, 2021 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1431093

ABSTRACT

Shortages of grafts for liver transplant remain a persistent problem. The use of lacerated livers for liver transplant can add an option for extended criteria donations, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We present the case of a successful liver transplant performed using a high-grade lacerated liver previously treated with superselective arterial embolization and packing for bleeding control. In view of the absence of guidelines for the use of lacerated livers for transplant, we also performed a review of the literature on injured liver grafts that were used for liver transplants. Meticulous care and careful selection of recipients were essential prerequisites for achieving successful outcomes.


Subject(s)
Abdominal Injuries/etiology , COVID-19 , End Stage Liver Disease/surgery , Heart Massage/adverse effects , Liver Transplantation , Liver/injuries , Liver/surgery , Myocardial Infarction/therapy , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/complications , Abdominal Injuries/diagnostic imaging , Abdominal Injuries/therapy , Adolescent , Adult , Clinical Decision-Making , Donor Selection , End Stage Liver Disease/diagnosis , Fatal Outcome , Female , Humans , Liver/diagnostic imaging , Liver Transplantation/adverse effects , Male , Middle Aged , Myocardial Infarction/diagnosis , Myocardial Infarction/etiology , Risk Assessment , Risk Factors , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Treatment Outcome , Young Adult
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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(18)2021 Sep 13.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1409701

ABSTRACT

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), recognized as stress's cardiomyopathy, or as left ventricular apical balloon syndrome in recent years, is a rare pathology, described for the first time by Japanese researchers in 1990. TTS is characterized by an interindividual heterogeneity in onset and progression, and by strong predominance in postmenopausal women. The clear causes of these TTS features are uncertain, given the limited understanding of this intriguing syndrome until now. However, the increasing frequency of TTS cases in recent years, and particularly correlated to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, leads us to the imperative necessity both of a complete knowledge of TTS pathophysiology for identifying biomarkers facilitating its management, and of targets for specific and effective treatments. The suspect of a genetic basis in TTS pathogenesis has been evidenced. Accordingly, familial forms of TTS have been described. However, a systematic and comprehensive characterization of the genetic or epigenetic factors significantly associated with TTS is lacking. Thus, we here conducted a systematic review of the literature before June 2021, to contribute to the identification of potential genetic and epigenetic factors associated with TTS. Interesting data were evidenced, but few in number and with diverse limitations. Consequently, we concluded that further work is needed to address the gaps discussed, and clear evidence may arrive by using multi-omics investigations.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/complications , Epigenesis, Genetic/immunology , Genetic Heterogeneity , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/genetics , Biomarkers/analysis , COVID-19/immunology , COVID-19/virology , DNA Copy Number Variations/immunology , Genetic Loci/immunology , Heart Ventricles/immunology , Heart Ventricles/pathology , Humans , Medical History Taking , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/immunology , SARS-CoV-2/immunology , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/diagnosis , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/immunology , Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy/pathology
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