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To the Editor: I enjoyed reading the report by Terasaki et al,1 about the 6169 patients with takotsubo syndrome (TTS) from the nationwide Japanese registry (JROAD-DPC) of all cardiac and vascular diseases, representing claims data of 4 years of registered patients, commenting on the particulars of patients with severe TTS (18.6%), who by definition necessitated catecholamines and/or mechanical support and patients with mild TTS, and the factors associated with complications and mortality. The authors found that the patients with severe TTS were …
Contributors JEM is the sole contributor.
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