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 HERECurrently we really need some stories from men with TTS!

Toni’s Story: Grief on the anniversary of a bereavement

Toni was 59 years old and married with four grown children and 9 grandchildren who kept her busy.

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Annette’s story: Public performance anxiety

Annette was a healthy, and generally happy, 57 year who was physically active with healthy eating habits.

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Pam’s story: Traumatic event and recurrent Takotsubo syndrome following a medical illness

Pam was a happy, fit and active 69 year old with a healthy lifestyle.

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Sindy’s Story: Critical event (fear and anxiety for family member)

For most of her life, Sindy has experienced chest pain and breathlessness on exertion.

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Nadia’s Story: Unknown trigger leading to cardiac arrest

Nadia was a healthy and happy 36 year old with 3 children and a loving husband.

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Gail’s story: Workplace bullying

Gail was 58 years old and in a highly stressful job when she developed Takotsubo syndrome (TTS).

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Holly’s story: Physical exertion (Walk with a steep hill climb)

Holly was 67 years of age when she was diagnosed with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS).

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Janice’s story: Workplace bank robbery

Janice was 44 years old when she was diagnosed with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS).

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Linda’s story: Witnessed unexpected death of a friend

Linda was 47 years old when she was diagnosed with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS).

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Charlotte (Charlie’s) Story: Intravenous cyclazine in the setting of recent surgery/ general anaesthesia

Charlotte (Charlie) was 48 years-old when she first developed Takotsubo syndrome (TTS).

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