Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

Takotsubo syndrome

ADDPMP605

A type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress cardiomyopathy, in which there is a sudden temporary weakening of the muscular portion of the heart. The name comes from the Japanese word takotsubo, “octopus trap”, because the left ventricle of the heart takes on a shape resembling an octopus trap when affected by this condition.

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) usually appears after a significant stressor, either physical (sepsis, shock…) or emotional; when caused by the latter, the condition is sometimes called broken heart syndrome. Reviews suggest that of patients diagnosed with the condition, about 70-80% recently experienced a major stressor including 41-50% with a physical stressor and 26-30% with an emotional stressor. TTS can also appear in patients who have not experienced major stressors.

A sudden massive surge of catecholamines, such as adrenaline and norepinephrine, is thought to play a central role in the TTS. Indeed, excess catecholamines, when released directly by nerves that stimulate cardiac muscle cells, have a toxic effect and can lead to decreased cardiac muscular function or “stunning”. Further, this adrenaline surge triggers the arteries to tighten, thereby raising blood pressure and placing more stress on the heart, and may lead to spasm of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. This impairs the arteries from delivering adequate blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle.

Takotsubo syndrome - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Takotsubo syndrome - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Elephant's Toothpaste - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP473
Elephant's Toothpaste
Dennis Tito - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP135
Dennis Tito
Form Follows Function - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP288
Form Follows Function
On The Art Of The Cinema - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP172
On The Art Of The Cinema
Obetrol - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP524
Obetrol
Greenwashing - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP562
Greenwashing
Asperitas - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP273
Asperitas
Moving Sofa Problem - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP487
Moving Sofa Problem
World's First Photograph - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP365
World's First Photograph
Bizarre Stock Photos - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP227
Bizarre Stock Photos
Pineal Gland - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP385
Pineal Gland
Russian Gangsters Tombstones - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP236
Russian Gangsters Tombstones

You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.