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does anyone know anything about treatment of "broken heart syndrome"?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Finding another: There is no good answer except time, support, and the love of others.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of broken-heart syndrome.?

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Dr. William Straw
Dr. William Straw answered
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Broken heart: Broken heart is a non-medical term for sadness after breakup of a relationship. If severe, it can lead to depression which could require counseling or medications.
A 40-year-old member asked:

With broken heart syndrome what else should I be looking for?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Take meds,follow up: Broken heart syndrome is more common in women and in diabetics. While most people recover the heart function with time occasional fatalities can occur from arrhythmias and severe heart failure. It is important to be monitored in the hospital in the initial stages, take medications prescribed regularly and have a follow up echo to look for improvement of heart pump function.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Am I possibly dying of broken heart syndrome?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
BHS and DEATH: Some time broken heart syndrome can be fatal and you should see your cardiologist and get treated.It is reversible with treatment.So if you suspect or know you have bhs, see your cardiologist asap.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Broken heart syndrome? Is this real? What is it?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Yes: Also called takotsubo's cardiomyopathy, it is a kind of acute weakness of the hearth muscle in which the apex of the heart tends to "balloon" thus making the heart resemble an octopus trap ( or tako -tsubo) although associated with significant stressors like death of a loved one, etc.. It can be seen in the absence of these. It causes heart failure but may spontaneously improve.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Some mentioned this broken heart syndrome. Is it possible to get it from bad marriage?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Broken heart syndrom: Broken heart or stress cardiomyopathy is caused by stress of break up or death of a loved one.So theoretically loss of a life partner you love and leaves you and you still love can contrbute to stress cardiomyopathy.This condition gets better with treatmnt and is reversible.

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