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Takotsubo stress-induced cardiomyopathy following robotic radical cystectomy
Department of Urology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Apr  2016 (Vol.  23, Issue  2, Pages( 8234 - 8236)
PMID: 27085829


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  • Cardiac complications following surgery can be devastating especially if it is unrecognized. We present a case of a stress-induced cardiomyopathy that occurred in postoperative period following a robotic radical cystectomy and urinary diversion. While most cases of stress-induced cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, are transient and with little to no long term clinical effects, a small number of patients can develop severe complications. This has not been reported in urologic literature and the unique characteristics of this cardiac condition are reviewed.