Broken Heart Syndrome

Emotional stress may trigger heart attack

(Medical Xpress)—Heart attack survivors who live alone and people exposed to extreme stress from events such as natural disasters or sporting events are at greater risk of heart attack, according to a Heart Foundation study ...

Aug 07, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Emotional grief could lead to heart attack

In the past, suffering from a broken heart was simply a way to describe the emotional pain one felt when dealing with a personal misfortune—a breakup or even the death of a loved one.  

Feb 02, 2012
popularity 1 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as transient apical ballooning syndrome, apical ballooning cardiomyopathy, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Gebrochenes-Herz-Syndrom, and simply stress cardiomyopathy, is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy in which there is a sudden temporary weakening of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart). Because this weakening can be triggered by emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one, a break-up, or constant anxiety, the condition is also known as broken heart syndrome. Stress cardiomyopathy is a well-recognized cause of acute heart failure, lethal ventricular arrhythmias, and ventricular rupture.

This text uses material from Wikipedia licensed under CC BY-SA

Latest Spotlight News

Researchers design tailored tissue adhesives

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications.

Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system—responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity ...