Increasing Primary and Secondary Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: It Is Not as Benign as We Thought

Author(s): Judy Borish

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: 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 is a reversible left ventricular dysfunction often triggered by sudden stress without obstructive coronary artery disease. It is not as benign as we once thought. There is increasing incidence of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in the critically ill population (secondary Takotsubo) and that it is often harder to recognize. This intermediate session covers newer theories of pathophysiology, triggers and differentiation from acute coronary syndromes including acute and long management.


  • Compare the most common stressors for developing each type of Takostubo cardiomyopathy.
  • Differentiate between newer diagnostic criteria for Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
  • Contrast the acute management of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy including the common complications with ACS.

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


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