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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2022; 10(29): 10772-10778
Published online Oct 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i29.10772
Atypical Takotsubo cardiomyopathy presenting as acute coronary syndrome: A case report
Zi-Han Wang, Jia-Rong Fan, Gao-Yu Zhang, Xian-Lun Li, Lin Li
Zi-Han Wang, Jia-Rong Fan, Gao-Yu Zhang, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Graduate School, Beijing 100029, Chaoyang District, China
Xian-Lun Li, Lin Li, Department of Integrative Cardiology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, Chaoyang District, China
Author contributions: Li L did the conception and design; Wang ZH collected the data and wrote the manuscript; Fan JR and Zhang GY performed the patient follow-up; Wang ZH and Fan JR analyzed and interpreted the data; Li XL made important revisions to the manuscript; all authors approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the Capital Health Development Scientific Research Project, No. 2018–2-4063; and Elite Medical Professionals Project of China-Japan Friendship Hospital, No. ZRJY2021-TD03.
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Corresponding author: Lin Li, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Department of Integrative Cardiology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, No. 2 Yinghua East Street, Beijing 100029, Chaoyang District, China.
Received: June 23, 2022
Peer-review started: June 23, 2022
First decision: July 12, 2022
Revised: July 22, 2022
Accepted: August 30, 2022
Article in press: August 30, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Pheochromocytomas are a common class of endocrine tumors that can cause cardiovascular pathology, often resulting in stress cardiomyopathy due to the intermittent or sustained release of catecholamines. We report a patient with a postoperatively confirmed diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy caused by pheochromocytoma.