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Discrimination of stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy from acute coronary syndrome with clinical risk factors and coronary evaluation in real-world clinical practice.

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Summary of "Discrimination of stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy from acute coronary syndrome with clinical risk factors and coronary evaluation in real-world clinical practice."

Diagnosing stress cardiomyopathy (SCMP) apart from acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is challenging since coronary evaluation is not always feasible in real-world clinical practice. We explored the current practice pattern of coronary evaluation in patients suspected to have SCMP and divulged the distinguishable features of SCMP from ACS.

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Name: International journal of cardiology
ISSN: 1874-1754
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