Cognitive and Speech Rehabilitation in a Patient Affected by Takotsubo Cardiomyophathy: A Case Report

Francesco Corallo, Lilla Bonanno, Caterina Formica, Valentina Coppola, Marcella Di Cara, Piercataldo D'Aleo, Silvia Marino, Chiara Smorto, Viviana Lo Buono

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Background and Objectives: Takotsubo Syndrome (TS) constitutes one of the most recent clinical realities in modern cardiology. It is clinically similar to the acute coronary syndrome, in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Case Presentation: We described a case of a female patient affected by TS and left ventricular apical thrombus. Several studies described the cardiological syndrome, overlooking the neuropsychological and psychological outcomes. We aimed to assess the advantages of an integrated, multidisciplinary and multifunctional rehabilitation. Conclusions: This specific training contributed to reducing the tolerance to frustration given by her communication's difficulty. It has favored a good therapeutic alliance and a good success of the psychotherapeutic path, guaranteeing the reduction of her anxious symptoms and an improvement in the emotive and relational status.

Keywords: cognitive rehabilitation; ischemic cerebral event; neuropsychology; takotsubo syndrome.

Conflict of interest statement
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalMedicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2022


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