A Decidedly Darker Prognosis for Takotsubo Syndrome
Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been considered a transient benign disorder, but mounting evidence of a darker long-term prognosis is reshaping that belief. A systematic review of 54 studies involving 4679 patients showed relatively high rates of life-threatening complications such as acute heart failure (HF) with shock (19%) and malignant arrhythmias (10%), with in-hospital death occurring in 1.8% of cases. Among survivors, 1% had a recurrent episode of TS and 3.5% died per year over a median follow-up of 28 months (range, 6-99 months).
@dhitishree It's quite clear that the mortality currently and acute cardiogenic shock rate is the same as in patients with infarction treated according to current possibilities, so I think it has to be taken seriously