Kantonsspital St.Gallen

Takotsubo - Clinical Characteristics of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Lucas Jörg & Irene Schneider

abstract Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome, is a recently described acquired form of cardiomyopathy whose pathophysiology is not well understood and particularly affects postmenopausal women.
The exact mechanism is still unclear and large patient studies and registries are lacking. Therefore, we aim to investigate the natural profile of this disease by a large registry study.
We aim to investigate clinical characteristics of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy involving incidence, risk factors, stress factor analysis, gender differences, comorbidities, cardiovascular complications, treatment strategy as well as outcome (short and long-term follow-up). The data will be acquired from hospital based data system and archives.
type of project clinical studies
status ongoing - recruiting phase
start of project 2018
end of project 2021
study design Retrospective and in part prospective registry,
200 patients from each of 3 Centers in Switzerland
responsible person Dr. Lucas Jörg