Takotsubo's Long Shadow

  • Pam Lenkov University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Women's College Hospital Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Abstract

A takotsubo is a type of trap used to capture octopus. Its relevance to clinical medicine is in the specific syndrome named for it, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, whereby the (grief-stricken or stressed) heart balloons out and assumes a similar shape to this trap.

Author Biography

Pam Lenkov, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Women's College Hospital Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Assistant Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine

University of Toronto

Published
2020-01-13
Section
Poetry