Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. Susan Butz and Dr. John Chovan
Takotsubo, Cardiomyopathy, Pathophysiology, Treatment, Prognosis, Nursing
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
This poster evaluates the current understanding of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TTC) and describes current treatment recommendations, long-term prognosis, and advanced practice nursing implications. TTC is a relatively rare disease and is present in about 2% of suspected ST-segment myocardial infarctions in women. (Sattar et al., 2017) TTC is not well understood and has several current hypotheses regarding cellular pathology. This poster explores the current understanding of pathophysiologicderangements from an organ system and two pathologic hypotheses at the cellular level. Current treatment recommendations include subclasses of treatments stratified by types of complications. Also, this poster introduces a new subclass of heart failure based on research evaluating patients who recovered from acute TTC with long-term symptoms. Lastly, this paper explores nursing implications related to TTC.
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Baker, Aimee, "Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy" (2021). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 481.