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How rare is broken heart syndrome in 19 year olds?

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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 58 years experience
Rare: Also known as Takastubo heart disease. Named after the abnormal shape of the left ventricle, the shape of the Japanese pot in which to keep an octopus (Takastubo). Most commonly occurs in postmenopausal woman after a severe emotional stress event. May be seen in otherwise normal hearts, or with coronary disease. The heart function usually returns to normal with proper medical treatment.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2015


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