Understanding the pathophysiology of apical ballooning syndrome: a step closer

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Although it has been almost 20 years since the first case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was described in Japan, its pathophysiology remains an enigma. While several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the pathophysiology, the exact mechanism of the syndrome is unknown. This editorial reviews the literature published on various theories on the pathophysiology of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

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