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Early β-blocker use and in-hospital mortality in patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
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  • Published on:
    Impact of Beta-blocker on The Outcome of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

    The article by Isogai et al. published in Heart (1) discuss the use of beta-blockers in patients diagnosed and admitted with takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC).

    Although no effective guidelines have been prescribed for the treatment of TTC, it is suggested that a parable could be drawn by comparing the use of beta-blocker and angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors in these patients with that of control subjects a...

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    Response to the letter regarding the article "Early beta-blocker use and in-hospital mortality in patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy"

    We would like to thank Professor Madias for his comments and interest in our study.[1] We appreciate the editors of Heart for giving us the opportunity to reply. The Diagnosis Procedure Combination database in Japan contains hospital administrative claims data and discharge abstracts representing approximately 50% of all inpatient admissions to acute-care hospitals in Japan.[2] As per the request by Professor Madias, we...

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    Takotsubo syndrome in a Japanese patient cohort: an opportunity to tap into a great resource!

    To the Editor: The report by Isogai al,1 published online ahead of print on February 15, 2016 in the Journal, about the 2672 patients (81.5% women) who had suffered Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) between 2010 and 2014, deriving from the "Diagnosis Procedure Combination nationwide inpatient database in Japan" is an invaluable resource, since it comprises all patients with this pathology admitted to acute-care hospitals in the en...

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    None declared.