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Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds | Paolo E. Angelini, MD | Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Can We Finally Clarify its Cause and Pathophysiology?

September 23 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm CDT

Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Overview:

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a persistently confusing condition especially affecting women.

Its causes and most effective treatment are still unclear.  We have developed at Texas heart institute

a novel theory based on endothelial dysfunction and coronary spasm.  We have substantial objective evidence now to claim that TTC can finally be reproduced in the Cath lab by acetylcholine testing of endothelial dysfunction and that intracoronary nitroglycerine can reliably abort the presentation.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the condition to establish the individual patient liability to Takotsubo is endothelial dysfunction. Acetylcholine testing can reproduce this entity during heart catheterization. Catecholamine surge can be a non-essential precipitating cause in predisposed patients.
  • Discuss Nitroglycerine that can apparently abort Takotsubo if given early in its onset. Long term Calcium antagonists can apparently be successful in preventing relapsing.

Disclosures:

Paolo E. Angelini, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The THI CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Program Reviewers has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Accreditation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Grants

This continuing medical education activity has been supported in part by educational grants from the following company:  None to Date


Texas Heart Institute Grand Rounds is an esteemed tradition that attracts leading experts from around the world each year.

Series attendees include Cardiology Fellows and Faculty, members of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery, as well as visitors from other clinical and teaching institutions in the Texas Medical Center. We live broadcast Grand Rounds for online viewing on any desktop computer or mobile device.

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Accreditation and Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
12:00 pm —1:00 pm

Venue

6770 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030 United States