Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy

What is Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy?

A rare cardiac disease characterized by acute occurrence of heart failure after an emotional or physical trigger however, recovery of the wall motion abnormalities are observed within months. Symptoms are similar to acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Other condition names

  • Ampulla cardiomyopathy
  • Apical ballooning syndrome
  • Ballooning cardiomyopathy
  • Broken heart syndrome
  • Stress cardiomyopathy
  • Tako-Tsubo syndrome
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo syndrome
  • Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome

Inheritance type



  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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