Mending Broken Heart Syndrome

Sudden stressful events can trigger heart attack-like symptoms.

The pain of a broken heart feels all too real, and there may be a reason for that: broken heart syndrome. Also known as stress cardiomyopathy, it causes a weakening of the left ventricle, the heart’s main pumping chamber. “The bottom portion of the heart stops working, so it balloons out and limits the heart’s […]

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