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2013-03-11 10:33:59

Largely present in women, 'broken heart syndrome' is often triggered by stress Even though a newly recognized cardiomyopathy, which mainly impacts women, is typically treatable, Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy can also be deadly when compounded by other co-morbidities, such as heart failure, according to a study being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. This condition, formally known as Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and informally known as...

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...

2011-07-20 07:02:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Stress cardiomyopathy (a transient form of acute heart failure triggered by stressful events) appears to have clinical characteristics that are broader than reported previously, including younger patients, men, and patients without an identifiable stressful trigger, according to this study. Stress cardiomyopathy (SC) primarily affects postmenopausal women and is characterized by acute, profound, but reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in the absence of...

2011-07-20 02:11:21

Stress cardiomyopathy (a transient form of acute heart failure triggered by stressful events) appears to have clinical characteristics that are broader than reported previously, including younger patients, men, and patients without an identifiable stressful trigger, according to a study in the July 20 issue of JAMA. Stress cardiomyopathy (SC) primarily affects postmenopausal women and is characterized by acute, profound, but reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in the absence of...

2010-04-08 14:10:00

It seems an infarction, but it's not. It's called Tako-Tsubo syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, and it's a rare disease which at first used to be confused with the far more common (and dangerous) cardiac infarction. Patients arrive to the emergency room with the characteristic heart attack symptoms: acute pain in the chest, an electrocardiogram with the typical changes and the release of those enzymes associated with the usual heart disease. Yet, as soon as a coronarography is...

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...

2008-09-22 12:00:12

By CLAIRE HARRISON A YOUNG Lisburn mother spoke of her shock today after she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition which is the biggest cause of sudden death in under 35s. Laura Turner had her second child in 2005 and put increasing tiredness and lethargy down to the strains of motherhood. The 25- year-old said she would have felt "stupid" going to her GP with such symptoms. But her concerns came to a head in January last year when she was struck by mumps. The part-time sales...


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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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