Table 2: Summary of clinical characteristics of PITS patients.

# of PITS patients

101

Sex (% female)

89%

Age in years (mean, range)

52 19, 16-85

Resulted from dosing error or overdose

24%

Catheterization performed

84%

LV Ejection fraction %

32 11

Any hemodynamic support

Vasopressors

IABP

Intravenous fluid

32%

12%

12%

8%

Congestive heart failure

36%

LV dysfunction pattern

Apical balloon

Non apical (regional or inverted)

Not reported

 

61%

35%

4%

Presented as STEMI

41%

Survived PITS

99%

Normalized LV function (in survivors)

100%

 

IABP: Intra-aortic balloon pump; LV: left ventricle; PITS: pharmacologically induced takotsubo syndrome; STEMI: ST-elevation myocardial infarction