Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, also known as “Takotsubo” cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome and apical ballooning syndrome, was ﬁrst described in Japan, in 1990, by Sato et al.
Features and Faces
Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy: New Advance, Catecholamine-Induced Inflammation and Future Perspectives
- 09 November 2012
- Ilia Elenkov
- 26 October 2012
- Boris Mravec & Richard Imrich
Richard Kvetnansky, M.D., is the head of the Laboratory of Stress Research at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. He was a director of the Institute for eight years.
- 08 September 2011
- I Elenkov
According to the American Institute of Stress, stress is America’s #1 health problem.
- 03 September 2011
George P. Chrousos is professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Athens University Medical School, and Distinguished Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. He was for many years Section Chief, and later Branch Chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch, NICHD, NIH.
- 05 March 2011
Robert Sapolsky, a neuroendocrinologist and John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor at Stanford University, has focused his research on issues of stress and neuronal degeneration, as well as on the possibilities of gene therapy strategies for protecting susceptible neurons from disease.
- 23 February 2011
- D Broadway & I Elenkov
In this recent Editorial, Gerald Weissmann, in his typical elegant and provocative style, mingles Hollywood stars and movie characters with some major pathology phenomena.
- 11 February 2011
Recently, several websites have reported that Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
- 10 February 2011
In this recent perspective, George Chrousos, M.D., discusses some new evidence indicating gender-specific differences in the actions of glucocorticoids and why women are superior to men in dealing with stress and infections.
- 03 February 2011
- I Elenkov
In this recent editorial Gailen Marshall, Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, discusses the topic of identifying and stratifying stress-susceptible individuals and established patients, and the relevance of correlating this susceptibility to the presence and/or progression of immune-mediated inflammatory conditions.