Warm-up Brugada phenocopy associated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy


KIRBAŞ Ö., Ozeke O., Karabulut O., Unal S., Sen F., Cagli K., ...More

American Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.34, no.10, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Rapid diagnosis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is essential for the appropriate management of patients; however, various conditions may present with an identical electrocardiographic pattern as STEMI in clinical practice. Obtaining a satisfactory history, comparing previous electrocardiograms, and assessing serial tests may provide valuable clues. Brugada syndrome or phenocopy also has been reported as amisdiagnosis of STEMI in clinical practice. We present an interesting image of progressive Brugada-type ST elevation in precordial leads associated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy.