Voices of Takotsubo (stories)

The stories that you find here of have been kindly shared by some of our Takotsubo Support Group members.  If you would like to share your story on the website, please click on the Takotsubo Story Template submission form HERE.

Gwen’s Story: Bereavement

Gwen was 66 years old at the time of her first TTS diagnosis. It happened around three hours after her son's funeral.

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Jessica’s story: Panic attack

Jessica was 45 years old at the time she experienced Takotsubo syndrome triggered by a panic attack.

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Lynda’s story: TTS during cardio exercise and recurrence on return to work

Life prior to TTS Lynda was 58 years old when she experienced her first TTS event during cardio exercise and she had a recurrence on return to work after the first event.

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Missy’s story: trigger unknown

Missy was 73 when she experienced TTS. No particular trigger was identified. Read Missy's story here.

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Deet’s story: Confronting shoplifters in a supermarket

Deet was 68 years old when TTS occurred. She was shopping in a supermarket and confronted three youths who were shoplifting. Read Deet's story here.

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Helen’s story: Pottering in the garden

Helen was 61 when she experienced TTS while pottering in the garden. Read Helen's story below.

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Jimmy’s Story: Scuba Diving

Jimmy is a fit 37-year old man who lives in the UK and experienced TTS while scuba diving.

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Tracee’s Story: Trekking in the Atacama Desert

Tracee was 59-years old and on a trip to the Atacama Desert when she experienced TTS.

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Ellen’s story: Financial stress after work-related injury

Ellen is a 50 year old lady who likely has had two episodes of TTS. Ellen shares her story below.

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Diane’s story: Climbing Mt. Snowdon

Diane was 52 when she was diagnosed with Takotsubo Syndrome (TTS).

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