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is it possible for a person to have a heart attack when family member dies in a plane crash?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes severe stress can trigger a heart attack.
Answered on Sep 11, 2012
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Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes this is known as broken heart syndrome
Mar 26, 2012
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Yes, due to the emotional stress of the loss of a loved one.
Answered on May 5, 2012
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