You can actually die of a broken heart?

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You can actually die of a broken heart?
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 11:01am

According to a new study, heartbreak can actually be deadly.

Considering the exceptional emotions triggered from grief-depression, rage, debilitating anxiety-it makes sense. Elevated heart rates, spiking blood pressure, a rush of stress hormones and adrenaline, and an increased likelihood of blood clots, are all physical side effects of the existential emotional havoc.

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/really-die-broken-heart-study-175000128.html

This makes a lot of sense to me.