Tragedies can cause Broken Heart Syndrome

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Tragedies can cause Broken Heart Syndrome
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Fri, 03-28-2014 - 8:47am

According to Health Day News, a new study suggests that a tragedy can cause Broken Heart Syndrome. "The stress of natural disasters can break people's hearts, according to a new study.

Researchers found dramatic rises in "broken heart syndrome" in Vermont after a huge storm ravaged the state and in Missouri after a massive tornado.

People with broken heart syndrome -- formally called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- suffer a temporary enlargement and weakening of the heart. The condition is often triggered by extreme emotional or physical stress, such as losing a loved one or being in a traffic crash." READ MORE

Have you ever had Broken Heart Syndrome?

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 03-30-2014 - 8:53am

I believe I have...:(...

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Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 03-30-2014 - 9:00am

These past couple of years have been tough.
My best friend was murdered.
A young man died on my street last year on my birthday in an accident.
There is a Memorial there for him...
Just so much.
My heart is breaking..."Broken"...
My sil died a year ago in May, he was like a son to me...
Lost another friend in December and two friends the year before...:(...

Nightangel