Using a Collaborative Approach with Behavioral Health in the Treatment of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Author(s): Annett Laurie A

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a reversible cardiac syndrome involving left ventricular akinesis precipitated from severe emotional or physical stress. The estimated incidence is 0.02% of all United States hospitalizations and 2% of all acute coronary syndrome presentations. 90% of cases involve postmenopausal women ages of 58-75. This session describes the prevalence, pathophysiology and risk factors associated with TCM. Case studies provide participants with treatment modalities including stress reduction techniques.


  • Discuss the prevalence of TCM and identify causes, including emotional and physical stress.
  • Identify common risk factors, symptoms and diagnostic criteria.
  • Describe treatment interventions, including emotional and physical stress reduction through collaboration with a behavioral health provider.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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