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Stress-induced cardiomyopathy associated with a transfusion reaction: A case of potential crosstalk between the histaminic and adrenergic systems

By Jessica Q Zhou, Elizabeth Choe, Lawrence Ang, Ingela Schnittger, Stanley G Rockson, Jennifer A Tremmel and Francois Haddad


The adrenergic and histaminergic systems have been reported to have analogous effects on the heart. A case of transient ventricular dysfunction with echocardiographic findings characteristic of stress-induced cardiomyopathy (also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy) in a patient who had an urticarial transfusion reaction is described. The effect of histamine on ventricular function and its interaction with the adrenergic system are discussed

Topics: Clinical Cardiology: Case Report
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