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?