Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Patient with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Amit Kandel, Marilou Ching, Osman Farooq, Rohit Gokhale, Carina Alfaro-Franco, Ping Li


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an acute non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and may be triggered by physical, emotional stress or following excessive catecholamines in the body.  It has been associated with many neurologic conditions. We report a patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) who developed acute transient cardiomyopathy after an episode of hypoxia. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with CIDP.


CIDP, cardiomyopathy, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, neurogenic cardiomyopathy

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