Introduction: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) may be complicated by left-ventricular (LV) thrombus formation in 1.3–5.3% of patients. Risk factors for thrombi comprise apical TTS, elevated levels of C-reactive protein and troponine, thrombocytosis, persisting ST segment elevation and right-ventricular involvement. Embolic risk appears high, and anticoagulation is recommended. Case Presentation: We present 3 females, aged 60–82 years, with TTS-associated LV thrombi and cerebral embolism despite therapeutic anticoagulation. Two patients showed apical and 1 patient midventricular ballooning. In 2 patients LV thrombi had not been present at the first echocardiographic examination. LV thrombi were multiple and highly mobile in 2 patients; 1 patient had a single immobile thrombus associated with spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC). In each case, 3 of the described risk factors for LV thrombus formation were identified. The embolic stroke occurred 41–120 h after TTS symptom onset and 21–93 h after the initiation of therapeutic anticoagulation. Two patients were discharged with a neurological deficit, and 1 of them eventually died as a consequence of the stroke. LV thrombectomy to prevent embolism, which has been reported in a small number of cases, had not been considered in our patients. Conclusion: At present, the management of patients with TTS-related thrombi is still unclear, and further studies are urgently needed to assess the best methods for imaging and anticoagulation and to determine the role of thrombolysis and cardiac surgery. Until these studies are available, we suggest the following approach: patients with a TTS-related thrombus should be monitored by echocardiography while receiving anticoagulation. In case of highly mobile LV thrombi, the heart team may consider cardiac surgery to prevent systemic embolism. The role of SEC in TTS remains to be determined.