Talk:Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

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Conflicting name explanation[edit]

Currently, the header includes the following texts:

It is the hallmark bulging out of the apex of the heart with preserved function of the base that earned the syndrome its name "tako tsubo", or octopus trap in Japan, where it was first described.[3] It is thus named because of the popular Japanese myth that an octopus farmer once fell in love with one of his octopi, and upon being spurned he died of a broken heart

These two explanations are mutually contradictory. Given that the first is referenced, I will flag the second with a citation needed tag. Ordinary Person (talk) 10:53, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


The section on how the disease inspired David X. Li to develop the Gaussian copula models seems like trivia. I want to remove it. Thoughts? Rytyho usa (talk) 06:03, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

I agree. Have removed content. Millionmice (talk) 03:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Loose refs[edit]

Added to the "references" section:

For reference. JFW | T@lk 23:04, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Star Wars; Padme Amidala death[edit]

Shouldnt it be added in a "in popular media" section that Padme Amidala in Star Wars Episode 3 died because of a broken heart??? like a trivia info?The Ouroboros, the Undying, the Immortal (talk) 19:37, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

It's my feeling that cultural topics may have a "trivia section" added, but I don't see where scientific articles should have one. Thank you & Happy New Year, Wordreader (talk) 07:35, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Are these conditions the same or not?[edit]

I read a very brief article here on WP called Parasympathetic rebound, which sounds a whole lot like this condition. How does Parasympathetic Rebound differ from this condition? If it does not, then the articles should be merged and perhaps PR requests sent here? If they do differ, then an internal link is in order. Thank you & Happy New Year Wordreader (talk) 07:32, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

@Wordreader: Takotsubo is thought to be sympathetically mediated. JFW | T@lk 10:08, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Requested move 9 March 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Not moved. Opposition consensus does not support this as the current title is suitable. (closed by page mover) -- Dane talk 00:58, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Takotsubo cardiomyopathyTakotsubo syndrome – The term 'cardiomyopathy' is misleading. Clear evidence of structural changes characteristic of cardiomyopathy is missing. Eleassar my talk 12:33, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Stay - Takotsubo cardiomyoptahy seems to be the far more common name. PriceDL (talk) 12:46, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Agree TC is what emedicine uses [1] as does MESH[2] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:27, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.


Circulation doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.027121 JFW | T@lk 22:27, 13 June 2017 (UTC)