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A rare case of tricuspid valve fibroelastoma complicated by late onset takotsubo syndrome after surgery
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  • gassan moady,
  • alexander shturman,
  • elias daud,
  • Dror Leviner,
  • tsafrir or,
  • shaul atar
gassan moady
Galilee Medical Center
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alexander shturman
Galilee Medical Center
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elias daud
Galilee Medical Center
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Dror Leviner
Lady Davies Carmel Medical Center
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tsafrir or
Galilee Medical Center
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shaul atar
Galilee Medical Center
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Abstract

Background Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) often develops following various types of stressors including cardiac surgery, and may be fatal in rare cases. Case summary We report a rare case of right atrial papillary fibroelastoma that was complicated by fatal takotsubo syndrome after successful resection. The patient was evaluated for chest pain and right atrial mass that was confirmed by computed tomography and trans-esophageal echocardiography. Pathology findings were consistent with papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve. Three weeks after successful surgery, the patient was admitted due to cardiogenic shock with echocardiographic findings of apical ballooning and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, consistent with takotsubo syndrome. Patient died one hour after her admission despite optimal medical therapy.