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Table 1 Plasma catecholamine levels in 13 patients with stress-related cardiomyopathy (Takotusbo) compared to 7 patients with Killip Class III myocardial infarction

From: Stress-related cardiomyopathies

Catecholamines (pg/ml) Takotusbo (n = 13) Infarctus Killip III (n = 7) p Normal value
Dihydroxyphénylalanine 2859 (2721- 2997) 1282 (1124-1656) < 0.05 1755
Epinephrine 1264 (916-1374) 376 (275- 476) < 0.05 37
Norepinephrine 2284 (1709-2910) 1100 (914- 1320) < 0.05 169
Dopamine 111 (106- 146) 61 (46-77) < 0.05 15
  1. Median and interquartile range (25-75%). Mann-Whitney test. From reference (3) with permission.