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Coronary slow flow is associated with a worse clinical outcome in patients with Takotsubo syndrome
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    • KENAN YALTA, cardiologist trakya university
    • Other Contributors:
      • TULIN YALTA, pathologist
      • MUHAMMET GURDOGAN, cardiologist


    Kenan YALTA, MD a
    Tulin YALTA, MD b
    Muhammet GURDOGAN, MD a

    aTrakya University, Cardiology Department, Edirne, TURKEY
    b Trakya University, Pathology Department, Edirne, TURKEY
    Corresponding Author: Kenan YALTA Trakya University, Cardiology Department, Edirne, TURKEY
    Email-, Phone: 0090505657985

    In the setting of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), coronary microvascular dysfunction has been mostly considered as a causative factor (1,2). In their recently published article (1), Montone RA et al have demonstrated, for the first time, the prognostic value of coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon in TTC patients. Of note, as we previously discussed, on a theoretical basis, the particular prognostic value of CSF phenomenon in these patients (3), we feel now pleased to notice that this theory has been fully confirmed by a well-designed study (1). Nevertheless, we would like to make a few comments on this issue:
    Firstly; temporal emergence of CSF phenomenon might possibly matter in TTC as well. Accordingly; an acutely evolving CSF pattern (due to severe adrenergic discharge (1)) as compared with a sole pre-existing one (emerging long before the index TTC as part of generalized...

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