Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy After Casirivimab-Imdevimab Therapy in a Patient with COVID-19: A Case Report

Salman Salehin, Deaa Abu Jazar, Syed Mustajab Hasan, Hussein Al-Sudani, Muhammad W. Raja

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Objective: Rare disease Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also referred to as apical ballooning syndrome (ABS), stress cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome, initially described in Japan, is characterized by transient wall motion abnormalities involving the apical segment. Several variants have been described, including reverse type, mid-ventricular type, and the focal type. In the reverse type, there is basal hypokinesis and apical hyperkinesis. Stress cardiomyopathy is most likely to occur in middle-aged women and the underlying etiology is believed to be related to catecholamine release due to intense stress. Case Report: We report an extremely rare case of reverse takotsubo cardiomyopathy (rTTC) in a young woman with COVID-19 who was treated with Casirivimab-Imdevimab therapy. Our report is the second to reveal rTTC in a patient with COVID-19 in which obstructive coronary artery disease was definitively ruled out by coronary CT angiography. Conclusions: Cardiovascular involvement in COVID-19 has been linked to increased morbidity and mortality rates. Recent reports have suggested the occasional occurrence of TTC and the rare occurrence of reverse takotsubo cardiomyopathy (rTTC) in patients with COVID-19. In fact, to the best of our knowledge, this is only the fifth reported case of rTTC in a patient with COVID-19; importantly, 3 out of the 4 of the previous reported cases lacked definitive ischemic work-up to rule out obstructive coronary artery disease due to the critical condition of the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere936886
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • Casirivimab And Imdevimab Drug Combination
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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