About Us


The Takotsubo Network is an international group of health professionals, researchers, and people who have experienced Takotsubo syndrome.  We aim to foster engagement between people with Takotsubo syndrome,  health professionals and researchers to promote best practice and patient-centred care and raise awareness of Takotsubo syndrome for health professionals and the broader community.

Takotsubo Network Website Administrator
Dr. Angela M. Kucia, PhD, BN, MA,
University of South Australia and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network,

Takotsubo Support Group Administrator
Caron Curragh, PDCH,BSCH, PostGrad Clinical Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy,
Milton Keynes, UK.

Takotsubo Support Group Advisory Panel

Melanie Are,
Cambridge, UK.

Rhonda Harrison Behnken,
New Caney, Texas, USA.

Eva Cantin,
Hertfordshire, UK.

Caron Curragh,
Milton Keynes, UK.

Claire Darlington,
Leamington Spa, UK.

Bronwyn Granger,
Goulburn, NSW, Australia.

Judith Hemsworth,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Ros Masterson,
Leicester, UK.

Rose Wesley,
Sacramento, California, USA.

Clinical Expert Advisory Panel

Professor Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD,
VCU Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Professor Dana Dawson, DM, FRCP, D.Phil, FESC,
University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Dr. Andre Macedo Dias, MD, FACC,
Baptist Health System/Baptist Research Institute Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Professor Josef Finsterer, MD, PhD,
Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria.

PD Dr. Med Jelena R. Ghadri-Templin,
University Heart Center, Zurich, Switzerland.

Professor John D. Horowitz, PhD, MBBS,
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Alex Lyon, MA BM BCh PhD FRCP FHFA,
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.

Dr. Thanh Ha Nguyen, MD, M.Med.Sci, PhD.
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

Professor Christian Templin, MD, PhD, FESC,
University Heart Center, Zurich, Switzerland.

Professor Per Tornvall, MD, PhD,
Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Sara  Wallström, PhD, RN,
University of Gothenburg, Göteburg, Sweden.