We present an unusual case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) following administration of the second dose of the DNA ChadOX1 nCOV-19 (AZD122) vaccination. This woman in her early 50s presented to the emergency department 8 days following her vaccine with central chest pain. Initial investigations revealed a raised troponin and evolving T wave inversion on ECG. Acute coronary syndrome management was commenced. Further investigations revealed non-obstructive coronary arteries on coronary angiography and imaging revealed hypokinesia of the anterior and anterior-septal walls in the apex and midcavity level, myocardial oedema and no infarction, all in keeping with TTC. Given the large-scale roll out of vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic better understanding of potential adverse events is essential. This is the first case report of TTC following a second dose of the DNA ChadOX1 nCOV-19 (AZD122) vaccination.
- cardiovascular medicine
- healthcare improvement and patient safety
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Contributors CS was involved with the preparation of the first draft of this paper and subsequent review. DG was involved in the clinical care of this patient, preparation of the images, first draft of this paper and subsequent review. DD had the idea of this case report, was involved in the clinical care of this patient, review of the first draft of this paper and subsequent review.
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