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Ventricular fibrillation and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by media panic on COVID-19: A case report.
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  • Dirk Habedank,
  • Roland Thieme,
  • Angelika Bublak,
  • Felix Heinemann,
  • Sebastian Spencker,
  • Iskandar Atmowihardjo
Dirk Habedank
DRK Kliniken Berlin Kopenick
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Roland Thieme
DRK Kliniken Berlin Kopenick
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Angelika Bublak
DRK Kliniken Berlin Kopenick
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Felix Heinemann
DRK Kliniken Berlin Kopenick
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Sebastian Spencker
DRK Kliniken Berlin Kopenick
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Iskandar Atmowihardjo
DRK Kliniken Berlin Kopenick
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Abstract

We report a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) induced by diffuse fear of the COVID-19 pandemia and aggravated to ventricular fibrillation. After succesfull resuscitation the patient developed temporarily a J-wave after event. Though potentially live threatening in the acute phase both J-wave and TTC are reversible with receding of edema.

Peer review status:Published

16 Aug 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
10 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
10 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
27 Sep 20201st Revision Received
01 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
01 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
01 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Jan 2021Published in Clinical Case Reports volume 9 issue 1 on pages 72-76. 10.1002/ccr3.3423