Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2021

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810-OL1

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Susan Butz and Dr. John Chovan


Takotsubo, Cardiomyopathy, Pathophysiology, Treatment, Prognosis, Nursing

Subject Categories

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.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, some rights reserved. Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike

Included in

Nursing Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.