International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Letter to Editor, Int J Cardiovas Res Vol: 6 Issue: 3

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy ? Acute Myocarditis ? or Both? Not so Easy to Diagnose in Certain Settings

Kenan Yalta*, Mustafa Y�?±lmaztepe, Fatih Ucar and Cafer Zorkun

Trakya University Cardiology Department, Edirne, Turkey

*Corresponding Author : Kenan Yalta
Trakya University Cardiology Department, Edirne, Turkey

Received: March 31, 2017 Accepted: April 12, 2017 Published: April 19, 2017

Citation: Yalta K, Y�?±lmaztepe M, Ucar F, Zorkun C (2017) Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy ? Acute Myocarditis ? or Both ? Not so Easy to Diagnose in Certain Settings. Int J Cardiovasc Res 6:3. doi: 10.4172/2324-8602.1000310


In clinical practice, there exists a significant clinical overlap between takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and myocarditis potentially creating a diagnostic challenge particularly in the setting of forme-fruste manifestations. Moreover, these two conditions may occasionally co-exist possibly rendering the ultimate diagnosis even more complicated. On the other hand, since TTC and myocarditis have different prognostic and therapeutic implications, clinicians should make every effort to reach a definitive diagnosis. The present paper primarily aims to discuss differential features of these two conditions along with the diagnostic value of certain sophisticated tools including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), etc. in this setting.

Keywords: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy; Myocarditis; Forme-fruste presentation and Magnetic resonance imaging

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