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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with alcohol withdrawal

Angus G Thompson and Joseph Hung
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (7): 373.
Published online: 4 April 2011

To the Editor: A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary hospital seeking treatment for alcohol withdrawal after 36 hours of abstinence. He reported central chest pain radiating to the jaw and left arm that had been present for 2 hours before his arrival at the hospital. He had no history of cardiac disease and no known risk factors for coronary artery disease.

  • Angus G Thompson
  • Joseph Hung

  • Cardiovascular Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA.


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