Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy also known as apical ballooning syndrome, or “broken heart syndrome” is a reversible dysfunction of the left ventricle (the heart’s main pumping chamber). The bottom part of the left ventricle balloons outward which leads to reduced pumping or contraction of the heart. The most common symptoms are chest pain and shortness of breath and can lead to severe complications such as cardiogenic shock.

A small study found that out of 25 patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy 11 people (44%) had a migraine history versus 6 people (12%) in the control group.1