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Broken Heart Syndrome More Common In Women Than Men
2011-11-17 13:23:03

Researchers have found that women are about seven to nine times more likely to suffer from "broken heart syndrome" during sudden or prolonged stress. The syndrome is caused during a stressful event like an emotional breakup or death, which then causes overwhelming heart failure or heart attack-like symptoms. Japanese doctors first recognized the syndrome around 1990 and named it Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances typical of a heart...

2009-03-26 14:42:26

Overall outcomes, prognosis excellent following quick medical treatment "Broken heart syndrome" is still a mystery to many in the medical community, but new data from researchers at The Miriam Hospital may shed some light on the clinical characteristics and outcomes of this relatively rare, life-threatening condition. Researchers created a registry of 70 patients with the syndrome, known medically as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, who were diagnosed between July 2004 and April 2008. Two-thirds of...

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